Peynetsa, Jamie – Small Clay Duck with Dragonflies
This is a charming duck clay figure from Jamie Peynetsa. He is the son of noted potters Anderson and Avelia Peynetsa. Jamie both makes and paints his pottery figures. He has strong attention to the detail of the painting as well as his inspiration from classic Zuni pottery. This duck is slipped with white clay and then painted with designs. There are three dragonflies as the design. They are seen as the prayer messengers in Zuni pottery. The dots on the wings of the dragonflies and the head of the duck are raised. The duck has a turned head and four feathers extending up from its head. It is signed by Jamie on the bottom.