Santa Clara Pueblo - Navajo
Paul “White Corn” & Dorothy “Corn
Maiden” Gutierrez are full blooded Native American Indians. Paul
was born in 1940 into the Santa Clara-Tewa Pueblo.
Eventually, he married Dorothy. She was born in 1940 into the Navajo
They were encouraged to learn the art of working with clay from several
of their relatives. They were taught all the fundamentals of working
with clay and using traditional ancient methods. Paul has been working
with clay since the age of 12. Dorothy began experimenting with clay
when she was in day school.
They specialize in handmade storytellers, Mudheads, nativity’s,
angels, ornaments, and animals.
They gather the clay from within the Santa Clara Pueblo. The clay and
sand is prepared by drying, grinding, and sifting before it is mixed
with water to produce the medium (weight of clay). The sculptures are
then hand pinched, air dried, and fired the traditional way, outdoors,
with horse manure.
They sign their art as: Paul & Dorothy P. Gutierrez, SCP.
They are related to: Van & Lela Gutierrez (grandparents), Luther
Gutierrez (father), Pauline Naranjo (sister), and Gary Gutierrez (son).
-Southwestern Pottery Anasazi to Zuni
-The Pueblo Storyteller
-Fourteen Families in Pueblo Pottery
-Collections of Southwestern Pottery
-Southwestern Pottery 1999 Edition
-Pueblo Indian Pottery 750 Artist Biographies
-Eighth Northern Pueblo Arts & Crafts Show
-Santa Fe Indian Market 1st Place
-The Heard Museum 1st Place
-New Mexico State Fair
-Deer Dancers Arts Fair
-Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial