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Zuni Seed Pot with Lizard & Dragonfly by Gaylon Westika

140.00
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Zuni Seed Pot with Lizard & Dragonfly by Gaylon Westika

140.00

Hand-built, hand-painted Zuni pot with deer and dragonfly design, by Gaylon Westika.

 Approx: 6 1/4" x 8". 

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Hand-built, hand-painted Zuni pot with deer and dragonfly design, by Gaylon Westika.

 Approx: 6 1/4" x 8". 

Gaylon Westika 

Gaylon Westika was born in 1979 in Zuni New Mexico. He is the son of famos Zuni potters, Anderson and Avelia Peynetsa. His parents were his major influence. He learned the traditional way of making Zuni pottery directly from them and later took classes to learn other styles. Gaylon uses all natural slips for his pottery, clay gathered from the grounds of Zuni NM, along with traditional painting tools and techniques. 

Gaylon sees his work as a connection to the ancient history and culture of the Zuni people. “As an artist,”  he says, “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 lives on, reminding us of the Zuni culture, traditional design and lifestyle we strive to preserve.”

Gaylon is a highly skilled, up-and-coming young artist who is quickly making a name for himself among museums and collectors. He’s shown at the Heard museum, the Museum of Northern Arizona, the Indian Market in Santa Fe NM, the Gallup Ceremonial, and the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos.