Gutierrez, Luther & Pauline Naranjo – Open Bowl with Avanyu and Handles (1970s)
This bowl by Luther Gutierrez and his daughter, Pauline Gutierrez Naranjo is definitely a rarity! Pauline made pieces in conjunction with her father, Luther, in the 1970s. This bowl was made by her and then painted by Luther. The exterior and handles are slipped red while the interior is painted with various clay slips. There is a frog in the center surrounded by an avanyu. Note the exceptional complexity of the design on the avanyu! All the different colors were derived from clay slips. The bowl is signed on the bottom, “Pauline / Luther”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. Definitely a piece of history!