Gutierrez, Denny – Wide Shoulder Bowl with 18 Ribs (1991)
Denny Gutierrez was known for his faceted melon bowl. This wide shoulder bowl has 18 ribs extending from the rim to the base. They are straight ribs and evenly spaced. They create rounded ridges that reflect the light and show off 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 1981. 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”.