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.

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
Pottery photos courtesy of Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery