Gutierrez, Margaret Lou – Water Jar with 32 Feathers (1980s)
Margaret Lou Gutierrez was the only daughter of noted potters Tonita & Juan Roybal. She began making pottery in the 1970’s and this is one of her pieces from the 1980s. This jar is fully polished and painted around the shoulder. It is painted “black-on-black” with 32 feathers. Each feather is thin and very sharp. Her style of painting is easily identifiable. The jar is in very 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, but it is clear on the piece.