Gutierrez, Margaret & Luther – Polychrome Square Shaped Bowl (1970’s)
This is a smaller bowl by Margaret & Luther Gutierrez. Margaret would make the pottery and her brother Luther would paint the designs using natural clay slips. This bowl has flat sides, each of which is painted. They are alternating bird and rain cloud patterns. Note the complexity of the rain clouds! There are smaller kiva step designs separating each of the sides. All the various colors are from natural clay slips and this was a signature style of their work. The bowl is signed on the bottom, “Margaret / Luther”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.