Gutierrez, Doneria Naranjo – Polychrome Plate with Deer (1960s)
Doneria Gutierrez (1930-2013) was a sister of Pula Gutierrez (1927-2002), Andrieta Naranjo Harvier (1932-2007) and Raymond Naranjo. Her parents were Luciano and Mariana Naranjo. She was an aunt of Debra Duwyenie on her mother’s side. She only made pottery in the 1950-60 period. This is the only piece of her work we have had in the gallery. It is a charming plate which is painted with a deer and a rainbow design. The piece is polished red and there are three different colors of clay for the design. It is signed on the back in the clay, “Doneria Gutierrez”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.