Gutierrez, Helen – Red Bowl with Feather Design (1986)
Helen Gutierrez (1935-1993) was a daughter of Isabel Atencio, a sister of Gilbert Atencio and the mother of Geraldine, Carol, and Rose Gutierrez. She was known for her traditional San Ildefonso pottery. This bowl is highly polished red. It is painted with a buff colored clay to create the feather pattern which encircles the piece. The bowl was traditionally fired red. The design and style are classic for San Ildefonso. The bowl is signed on the bottom in the clay. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.