Gutierrez, Denny – Tall Jar with 24 Faceted Melon Swirls (1994)
Denny Gutierrez was known for his faceted melon bowls. This jar is one of his classic pieces with 24 swirling faceted melon ribs. They extend from the rim to the base. As opposed to carving them, Denny would flatten out each rib out to create a “faceted” appearance. 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 1994. 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”.