Gutierrez, Lela & Luther – Long Neck Jar with Avanyu (1960’s)
This is a classic long neck jar by Lela Gutierrez and her son Luther Gutierrez. Lela would make the pottery and 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, “Lela / Luther”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.