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Teresa V Gutierrez

This award-winning potter, known for her blackware, says,” I decided to stay within tradition but carve the pottery a little deeper with straight line cuts then outline the design to give it a shadow box effect. This is different from other Santa Clara pottery. The pottery that (I) and my children make is unique….” The high polish and matte outlines are immediate signs of her work. Winning awards for the past 35 years or so, she takes her designs “from the environment: earth, the Water Serpent, keeper of our water, clouds, rain, kiva steps, lightning, evergreens, etc. “