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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 small water is highly polished red. It is painted with buff-colored clay to create the classic avanyu encircling the piece. The jar was traditionally fired red. The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Helen Gutierrez”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.