Gutierrez, Lois – Water Jar with Tumbling Eagles and Carved Avanyu
Lois Gutierrez is one of the few potters who continue to create traditional polychrome (more than 3 colors of clay) pottery at Santa Clara Pueblo. This is a traditional style water jar with the low shoulder and a short neck. The jar is from 2010. Around the neck of the jar it is painted with eagles using four different colors of clay. Around the shoulder of the jar is it carved with a water serpent. This is one of the few pieces which Lois has carved during her career. The water serpent is then stone polished. The jar has been traditionally fired outdoor and overall is a striking coloration. It is signed on the indented bottom of the jar. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.