Gutierrez, Margaret Lou – Bowl with Rain and Lightning Designs
Margaret Lou Gutierrez was the only daughter of noted potters Tonita & Juan Roybal. She began making pottery in the 1970s and this is one of her pieces from the 1980s. The bowl is highly polished and painted around the rim. It is an unusual design for her work with a stylized cloud and rain pattern. The bowl is very highly polished and fired a glassy black. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Margaret Lou Gutierrez”. It is hard to see the signature in the photo as it is in the indented base of the bowl, but it is clear on the piece.