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Magnificent Pottery Jar Lela and Van Gutierrez

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Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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Magnificent Pottery Jar Lela and Van Gutierrez

Famed for their use of many clay colors to paint their hand crafted pottery, Lela and Van Gutierrez created a stand alone style at the Pueblo of Santa Clara. As they traveled throughout the southwest as migrant farm workers, they sought out unusual clay deposits to achieve up to a dozen new colors.

Lela, d.1967 and Van, d.1955 made many beautiful pieces through the decades. They passed on their knowledge and style to their son and daughter, Luther and Margaret.

This impressive 8" tall by 7" diameter vase by Lela is boldly painted by Van with an ox blood red rim and some purple as well as green, violet, orange and white.

Creative play of the Avanyu with lightning, a bird and grasshopper in the central band, with stylized elements in the upper band. Wonderful artistry on the classic jar shape.

Excellent condition for its age,circa 1950s, from the Estate of Nelle and Gerry Ashton.

Buyer pays $35.00 for shipping and insurance.

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