Anderson Peynetsa - Jars 1

Photo of Anderson Peynetsa
Anderson Peynetsa

Anderson Peynetsa is a potter from Zuni Pueblo. He specializes in thin-walled pots with traditional Zuni designs and in duck pots with contemporary and traditional designs. His son, Anderson Jamie Peynetsa, is following in his footsteps and producing excellent pottery as a teenager. Anderson is the brother of Priscilla Peynetsa and Agnes Peynetsa. He often works with his wife Avelia, signing their work: AA Anderson.

Anderson says he is grateful to his teacher, Jennie Laate, as she introduced him to the traditional art of pottery making. Following that introduction, he became interested in the older Zuni designs and shapes and is surprised now that he has become such a name in the world of Pueblo pottery and has helped to advance the modern Zuni pottery tradition as much as he has. He's also done an incredible job in passing his knowledge on to his children.

Deer and heart line design on a red pot
A red pot with deer and heart line design
8 in H by 11 in Dia
Deer and heart line design on a white pot
White pot with deer and heart line design
 
Deer heart line and geometric design on a polychrome bowl
Polychrome bowl with deer heart line and geometric design
4 in H by 6 in Dia
Deer heart line and geometric design on a polychrome pot
Polychrome pot with deer heart line and geometric design
5 3/4 in H by 7 1/4 in Dia
Deer heart line and geometric design on a polychrome pot
Polychrome pot with deer heart line and geometric design
7 1/4 in H by 10 1/4 in Dia
Deer heart line and geometric design on a polychrome pot
Polychrome jar with deer heart line and geometric design
11 3/4 in H by 12 1/4 in Dia
Deer heart line and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with deer heart line and geometric design
5 1/2 in H by 7 1/2 in Dia
Deer, heart line and geometric design on an orange jar
Orange jar with deer, heart line and geometric design
7 3/4 in H by 8 1/4 in Dia
Deer, heart-line and geometric designs on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with deer, heart-line and geometric designs
5 3/4 in H by 8 3/4 in Dia
Deer, heart line and geometric designs decorate a black on orange jar
Black on orange jar decorated with deer, heart line and geometric designs
9 1/2 in H by 12 in Dia
Deer, heart line and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with deer, heart line and geometric design
5 in H by 5 1/2 in Dia
Deer, heart line and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with deer, heart line and geometric design
7 3/4 in H by 11 3/4 in Dia
Deer, heart line and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Deer, heart line and geometric design on a polychrome jar
11 3/4 in H by 14 1/2 in Dia
Deer, heart line and geometric design on a black on red jar
Black on red jar decorated with a deer, heart line and geometric design
5 1/4 in H by 5 1/2 in Dia
Deer, heart line and geometric design in black on an orange ware jar
Deer, heart line and geometric design in black on an orange ware jar
6 1/2 in H by 8 1/4 in Dia
Rosette, deer, heart line and geometric design on a polychrome canteen
Polychrome canteen decorated with a rosette, deer, heart line and geometric design
7 1/4 in H by 9 3/4 in Dia
Deer, heart line, lightning bolt and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar decorated with a lightning bolt, deer, heart line and geometric design
9 1/4 in H by 12 1/4 in Dia
Deer, heart line and geometric design on a polychrome jar with a pie crust rim
Polychrome jar with a pie crust rim and decorated with a deer, heart line and geometric design
11 in H by 13 in Dia
Deer, heart line and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Deer, heart line and geometric design on a polychrome jar
3 3/4 in H by 3 3/4 in Dia
Deer, heart line and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar decorated with a deer, heart line and geometric design
3 3/4 in H by 3 3/4 in Dia
Deer, heart line, kiva step and geometric design on a polychrome jar with a pie crust rim
Polychrome jar with a pie crust rim and decorated with a deer, heart line, kiva step and geometric design
7 1/4 in H by 7 1/4 in Dia
Deer, heart line and geometric design on a polychrome jar with a pie crust rim
Polychrome jar with a pie crust rim and decorated with a deer, heart line and geometric design
11 1/2 in H by 11 1/2 in Dia
Deer, heart line and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar decorated with a deer, heart line and geometric design
6 1/2 in H by 9 1/4 in Dia
Deer, heart line and geometric design on a black on orange jar
Black on orange jar decorated with a deer, heart line and geometric design
6 3/4 in H by 8 3/4 in Dia
Rosette, deer, heart line and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar decorated with a rosette, deer, heart line and geometric design
11 1/4 in H by 14 1/2 in Dia
Deer, heart line and geometric design on a polychrome jar with a pie crust rim
Polychrome jar with a pie crust rim and decorated with a deer, heart line and geometric design
7 in H by 7 1/2 in Dia
Deer, heart line and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar decorated with a deer, heart line and geometric design
4 3/4 in H by 5 1/2 in Dia
Deer, heart line and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar decorated with a deer, heart line and geometric design
4 3/4 in H by 5 in Dia
Deer, heart line and geometric design on a polychrome jar with a pie crust rim
Polychrome jar with a pie crust rim and decorated with a deer, heart line and geometric design
11 3/4 in H by 14 1/4 in Dia
Deer, heart line, rosette, medallion, shard, bird element and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar decorated with a bird element, shard, rosette, medallion, deer, heart line and geometric design
17 1/2 in H by 17 1/2 in Dia
Deer, heart line and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar decorated with a deer, heart line and geometric design
9 1/4 in H by 12 1/4 in Dia
Deer, heart line and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar decorated with a deer, heart line and geometric design
5 in H by 7 1/4 in Dia
Photos courtesy of Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery