Westika, Gaylon – Seedpot with Lizard and Dragonfly

3.75"w x 5.5"h

$ 300.00

Gaylon Westika is the son of noted potters Anderson and Avelia Peynetsa.  Each piece is coil built and painted with classic Zuni imagery.  This seedpot is polished red and has a lizard extending up on the side.  The back of the lizard is painted with rain designs.  The opposite side has a dragonfly painted on the clay.  Dragonflies are significant as prayer messengers. The seedpot is striking both in shape and design.  It is signed on the bottom “Gaylon Westika”.

Gaylon says of his art:

“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