Gutierrez, Margaret & Luther – Wedding Vase with Cloud Designs (1970’s)
This wedding vase is Margaret and Luther Gutierrez. Margaret would make the pottery and her brother Luther would paint the surface. They were one of the few potters creating polychrome pottery. This wedding vase has Yei figures on the spouts. Around the body of the piece are large cloud patterns and frogs. All of the colors are from natural clay slips. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is signed on the bottom, “Margaret/Luther”. The wedding vase comes from the collection of Dick Howard. Note the tag on the bottom with the number, which was part of his numbering system.