Gutierrez, Denny – Tall Jar with 17 Faceted Melon Ribs (1991) with Ribbon
Denny Gutierrez was known for his faceted melon bowls. This jar is one of his classic pieces with 17 vertical melon ribs. The jar has a narrow base and a wide shoulder. The ribs have a flat place between each one which creates the “facet”. The result was a reflective surface and a very striking piece of pottery. The flat surfaces create a dynamic reflection of the light. The jar is from 1991. It is very highly polished and it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Denny Gutierrez”. It has a Blue Ribbon from 1991 Santa Fe Indian Market signed by Nancy Youngblood and Kent McManis.