Gutierrez, Margaret & Luther – Jar with Bear Handles (1960’s)
This is a complex bear effigy bowl by Margaret & Luther Gutierrez. Margaret would make the pottery. Her brother Luther would paint the designs using natural clay slips. This bowl has two bears as the handles. On the neck of the jar there is an avanyu painted on each side. The shape and the designs are all very classic for Santa Clara pottery. The jar is signed on the bottom, “Margaret / Luther”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.