Peynetsa, Jamie – Clay Duck with Kiva Step 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. The white dots on the beak are raised in texture. The eyes have the same kiva step design as on the base of the piece. Note how well Jamie paints to match design and form. It is signed by Jamie and his mother on the bottom.