Denny Gutierrez

Denny Gutierrez
Denny Gutierrez

Denny Gutierrez (1942-2013) was a potter from Santa Clara Pueblo. He learned the traditional art from his mother, Katherine Gutierrez. His aunt, Clara Stone, and sister, JoAnne Million, are also well-known potters.

Denny developed his distinctive style of faceted melon jar in the 1990's and won awards for versions of it every year for a decade. He was also a long time pueblo council member and served as governor of Santa Clara Pueblo from 2000 to 2004. He made his pottery at the end of the day, it helped him relax.

Polished black jar with facets
Polished, faceted black jar
2 1/4 in H by 3 in Dia
Black jar lidded and faceted
Lidded, faceted black jar
6 1/4 in H by 5 1/4 in Dia
Lidded, faceted black jar
Faceted black jar with lid
4 3/4 in H by 4 1/2 in Dia
Red faceted jar with a lid
Lidded red faceted jar
4 1/4 in H by 4 1/4 in Dia
Faceted black jar with lid
Faceted black jar with lid
3 3/4 in H by 3 1/4 in Dia
Lidded faceted black jar
Faceted black jar with a lid
4 1/2 in H by 4 3/4 in Dia
An avanyu design on a lidded black on black jar
Lidded black on black jar with an avanyu design
6 1/4 in H by 5 3/4 in Dia
Faceted black jar with a lid
Lidded and faceted black jar
5 3/4 in H by 4 1/2 in Dia
Black faceted jar with a lid
Lidded faceted black jar
4 in H by 3 3/4 in Dia
Faceted red jar with a lid
Lidded, facted red jar
5 in H by 4 3/4 in Dia
Swirl faceted base on a black lidded vase
Lidded black jar with a swirl faceted base
7 in H by 5 in Dia
Photo of Denny Gutierrez courtesy of DeVargas Funeral Home

Santa Clara Pueblo Potters