Gutierrez, Margaret & Luther – Long Neck Jar with Avanyu (1960’s)
This is a classic ong neck 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 very intricately painted avanyu (water serpent) encircling the piece. Around the neck is a lighting and cloud pattern. 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.