Gutierrez, Denny – Red Jar with 47 Feathers (1986)
Denny Gutierrez was known for his faceted melon bowls. However, he also created exceptional painted vessels. This is one of his few redware pieces. The jar is fully polished red and painted with a matte creme colored slip. The design is a VERY tightly painted feather pattern and there are 47 feathers on this jar. Note how he painted his feathers at a slight angle swirling around the jar. As well, above the feathers are small rain designs. The symmetry and precision of the painting is exceptional The jar is from 1986, so very early in his career. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Denny Gutierrez”.