Gutierrez, Denny – Small Water Jar with 32 Feathers (1991)
Denny Gutierrez was known for his faceted melon bowls. However, he also created exceptional painted vessels. This jar has a low, sharp shoulder and an elongated neck. The feathers are tightly painted around the shoulder of the jar. The remainder of the neck to the rim is fully polished, as is the base. It is a creative use of form and design as it draws the eye to the sharp shoulder and accentuates the neck. The polished surface has a mirror-like appearance. It is from 1991. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Denny Gutierrez”.