Gutierrez, Denny – Wide Round Bowl with 16 Rib Ribs (1989)
This is an unusual melon bowl by Denny Gutierrez. He was known for his faceted melon bowls. This piece is wide and has 16 rounded and widely spaced melon ribs. It is interesting in that it is almost like an optical illusion as the ribs are so far apart and the entire piece is very highly polished. There are slight variations in the reflection to denote each rib. However, it is a piece that almost demands that you pick it up and feel the ribs and weight and polish! That being said, it was very difficult to photograph to capture the subtle strength of the bowl. It is from 1989. 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”.