Gutierrez, Helen – Red Water Jar with Feather and Cloud Designs (1980s)
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 is a long neck water jar. The jar is highly polished. It is painted around the shoulder with a feather pattern and cloud designs on the neck. It is a striking and traditional design. The jar is fired red and the painted areas are matte/buff in coloration. The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Helen Gutierrez”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.