Gutierrez, Margaret – Polychrome Clay Turtle Storyteller (1990s)
4" long x 3"h
This is a classic polychrome turtle storyteller by Margaret Gutierrez. After her brother, Luther passed away, Margaret both made and painted the pottery. This turtle is fully painted with carved squares on the back for the “shell”. There are four carved sections, each with a different design. On the back of the turtle are two koshari clowns. They are whimsical in style, as is the face of the turtle! 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”.
Learn More>:Gutierrez, Margaret (1936-2018)