Gutierrez, Margaret & Luther – Large Polychrome Wedding Vase (1970s)
This is a large polychrome wedding vase is Margaret and Luther Gutierrez. Margaret would make the pottery and Luther, her brother would paint the surface. They were one of the few potters creating polychrome pottery. This wedding vase has Yei figures and birds painted on the spouts. In the center is a rainbow and cloud pattern. The very center of the design on the shoulder has an ear of corn, a symbol of prosperity. All of the colors are from natural clay slips. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is signed on the bottom, “Margaret/Luther”.