Fabian Homer is best-known for his fetish carvings but he is also a potter. He made this canteen using Zuni clay and traditional mineral paints. Traditionally there were two sizes of canteens: one for filing and using in the homes and the other for personal use while out in the fields. This one includes several of the beings associated with water: frogs, polliwogs and Kolowisi - the water serpent who represents the water that flows, both seen and unseen (underground).6 by 5 inches. $250.

 

 

The Zuni polychrome jar at right is by Carlos Laate, stands just over 7 inches high and is SOLD. (SANTA FE)

The one above is by Anderson Peynetsa and measures 6.75 inches high and 7.75 inches across. $250. (TUCSON)

 

 

A Zuni polychrome water jar commonly known as a wedding vase. 8 inches high, it was made by Carlos Laate and Roxanne Seoutewa. $300. (TUCSON)

The innovative pottery artist Alan Lasiloo made this raku-fired vase with a deer motif. 3.75 inches high. $160. The next one is by Darla Westika. Her dragonfly bowl is 3 1/8 by 4 inches and $70.  (SANTA FE) 

A traditional style Zuni jar for storing fetishes in a home, with a opening through which to 'feed' them as  fetishes are during certain times during the year. Made by Bobby Silas of Hopi and Tim Edaakie of Zuni. 6.5 by 8 inches.  (TUCSON)

The owl effigies are by Carlos Laate and his wife Roxanne Seoutewa. They are 5 inches high and $120 each. They also made the two small jars at right, each 2.75 by 3.25 inches and $110. The background clay is actually a much warmer tone than the photo reveals.(Tucson).