Peynetsa, Jamie & Avelia Anderson – Clay Duck with Water Designs
Jamie Peynetsa is the son of noted potters Anderson and Avelia Peynetsa. Avelia, his mother, coil builds the clay vessel. Jamie paints the design. He has strong attention to the detail of the painting as well as his inspiration from classic Zuni pottery. This duck figure is a charming piece. The painted designs on the side are classic Zuni style kiva step and bird wing patterns. On the front is a Zuni water bug and there are tadpoles. The white dots on the beak are raised in texture. The eyes are painted white. Note how well Jamie paints to match design and form. It is signed, “Avelia Anderson, J. Peynetsa”.