Gutierrez, Margaret & Luther – Jar with Clouds and Deer Warriors (1970’s)
This is a classic polychrome jar by Margaret & Luther Gutierrez. Margaret would make the pottery and Luther, her brother, Luther, would paint them. This jar is one of their traditional shapes with a round body and a slight neck. Allt he various colors are derived from native clay slips. There are four sections to the jar. Two have clouds and rain designs. The other two sections have deer warriors holding arrows. It is a very complicated jar for the size. The neck has a cloud design. Note the various clay colors (over six!) used on this jar, including the green and orange. The jar is signed on the bottom, “Margaret / Luther” and it is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.