Gutierrez, Margaret & Luther – Polychrome Jar with Rain Clouds and Handles (1970s)

6.5"w x 7"h

$ 1,200.00

This is a creative water 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 round shoulder and a turned-out rim. Each side is painted with rain clouds and a rainbow.  The handles extend from the rim to the shoulder.  They have rainclouds at the base on the shoulder.  The jar has six different colors of clay used for the design, making it a true polychrome (more than three colors).  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.