Paul and Dorothy Gutierrez Bear Pottery

Paul and Dorothy Gutierrez Bear Pottery

$35.00

Artist: Paul and Dorothy Gutierrez
Dimensions: 3.5″ x 2.5″
Extended Description

This wonderful bear is handmade by award winning artists Paul and Dorothy Gutierrez, Santa Clara The artists create their sculptures by first gathering the clay for their artwork from within the Santa Clara Pueblo and then preparing the clay in the traditional way by drying, grinding, and sifting before it is mixed with water to produce the clay medium. The Gutierrez sculptures are created by hand pinching and then they are air dried and fired in the traditional way (outdoors with horse manure). They create unique Santa Clara blackware Storytellers which have become highly valued among collectors and sell quickly.