Artist Media Series
Gaylon Westika and Jamie Peynetsa are both sons of noted potter Anderson Peynetsa. Each piece is coil built and painted with classic Zuni imagery. This owl was made by Gaylon and painted by Jamie. The owl has a classic Zuni shape with a rounded beak. The painting is delicate with a lot of feathers and a rain design on the back of the head. It is signed on the bottom “J. Peynetsa and Gaylon Westika”.
“I work hard to develop pottery that speaks both to me and others about the beauty that exists here in Zuni. With the completion of each piece, I believe the breath of my ancestors live on, reminding us of the Zuni culture, traditional design and lifestyle we strive to preserve.” Gaylon Westika