Gutierrez, Denny – Red Jar with 44 Feathers (1986)
Denny Gutierrez was known for his faceted melon bowls. However, he also created exceptional painted vessels. This is one of his few red ware pieces. The jar is fully polished red and painted with a matte creme colored slip. The design is a VERY tightly painted feather pattern. There are 44 feathers encircling the bowl. Note how he painted his feathers with a slight angle swirling around the jar. The jar is from 1986, so very early in his career. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Denny Gutierrez”.