Gutierrez, Margaret & Luther – Polychrome Turtle (1970’s)
This polychrome standing turtle is by Margaret & Luther Gutierrez. Margaret would make the pottery and Luther, her brother, would paint them. This turtle is carved on the back and the “shell” has seven sections. They have painted bugs, animals, and a human figure. Typical of their pottery the face of the turtle is quite whimsical with the buck teeth! The colors are all derived from natural clay slips. It is signed on the bottom “Margaret/Luther”. The bowl is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.