Gutierrez, Margaret & Luther – Bowl with Avanyu (1980s)
This is a round bowl by Margaret & Luther Gutierrez. Margaret would make the pottery and her brother Luther would paint the designs using natural clay slips. This bowl has a water serpent encircling the piece. Note how the body of the avanyu (water serpent) is made up of numerous different designs and a variety of colors. 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.