Gutierrez, Margaret & Luther – 10″ Tall Jar with Birds and Handles (1970s)

7.75"w x 10.25"h

$ 2,200.00

This is a tall water jar by Margaret & Luther Gutierrez.  Margaret would make the pottery and her brother Luther would paint the designs using natural clay slips.  This jar has a low shoulder and handles that extend from the shoulder to the rim. The handles are painted with lightning designs.  The jar has a very complex and colorful design. Each side has two birds separated by a figure.  There are at least six different colors of clay used on this jar!  It is certainly Luther’s painting at its best with the tight lines and complexity of small imagery making up the bodies of the birds.  All the various colors are from natural clay slips and this was a signature style of their work. The jar is signed on the bottom, “Margaret / Luther”.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.