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Margaret Gutierrez (1934-?)

Born in 1934, Ms. Gutierrez is the daughter of famous husband & wife pottery team, Tonita and Juan Roybal. Her mother passed away when Margaret was only ten. Margaret Lou moved to Santa Clara Pueblo in 1957, when she married her husband, Patrick Gutierrez.

She has won several awards for her fine work including first and second places at the Santa Fe Indian Market.

This fine lady was one-half of the famous potting duo of Margaret and Luther. Margaret and Luther were siblings — the children of another well known potting combination — Lela and Van. Lela and Van created a very distinctive style based on multiple colored slips and paints and this style was continued and modified somewhat by Margaret and Luther. Upon Luther’s death in 1989, Margaret continued to work with the assistance of Luther’s daughter Pauline, but Pauline died shortly thereafter. Since that time, Margaret has continued the tradition alone creating fine figurines and pots in a most unique style. More information may be found in the Dillingham book “Fourteen Families in Pueblo Pottery” page 176.


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