Santa Clara Pueblo-Tewa
Gary Gutierrez, “P’aa-Ay-P’in”,
or “Deer Mountain”,was born in 1967 to the Santa Clara Pueblo-Tewa.
He began working with clay at the age of 9. Through out this time he
also began to sell his art successfully. Gary was inspired to make pottery
by the Anasazi people.
Gary specializes in hand making what he calls Anasazi figurines. He
said, “To me they represent a time, when life was simple and balanced
in this world.”
Gary’s favorite one’s to mold are the figures that hold
Gary signs his pottery as: Gary Gutierrez, Santa Clara, followed by
the month and year they were sculpted.
Gary is related to the following artists: Paul Gutierrez, Dorothy Gutierrez
(parents), Luther Gutierrez (grandfather), Margaret Gutierrez (aunt),
Lela Gutierrez, and Van Gutierrez (great grandparents).
-1999 New Mexico State Fair 2nd Place
-1999 Santa Fe Indian Market (2) 1st Place
-Santa Fe Indian Market (1st numerous times)
-New Mexico State Fair (1st numerous times)
-Gallup Inter Tribal Ceremony (1st 1993-1995)
-Bank of Santa Fe 1985 artist under 18 yrs.
-Southwestern Pottery Anasazi to Zuni
-Collections of Southwest Pottery
-Storytellers and Other Figurative Pottery
-Pueblo Indian Pottery 750 Artist Biographies