Erma Homer

Erma Kalestewa Homer is the daughter of Zuni potters Quanita and Jack Kalestewa. Erma learned the traditional method of making pottery from her parents and, like them, she produced all the various styles and figures of Zuni tradition. However, she is best known for her owls, the owl being the Zuni version of a storyteller (storytellers are elders who carry the oral histories of the tribe, and they pass them on by singing them to the children in their native language).

Polychrome owl figure
Polychrome owl figure
3 in H by 2 1/2 in Dia
Two children on a polychrome owl storyteller
Polychrome owl storyteller with two children
3 in H by 3 1/2 in Dia
Two children on a polychrome owl storyteller
Polychrome owl storyteller with two children
3 in H by 3 1/2 in Dia
Owl figure
Polychrome owl figure
2 1/4 in H by 2 in Dia
Two chicks on an owl storyteller
Owl storyteller with two chicks
5 1/4 in H by 4 3/4 in Dia
Owl
Standing owl figure
7 1/2 in H by 6 1/2 in Dia
Two chicks on an owl storyteller
Owl storyteller with two chicks
5 in H by 5 in Dia
Chick mounted on the tail of an owl figure
Owl figure with chick mounted on the tail
3 1/4 in H by 3 1/4 in Dia
Owl figure standing
Standing owl figure
3 3/4 in H by 3 1/2 in Dia
Feet on a Zuni owl
Zuni owl with feet
3 in H by 2 1/4 in Dia
Feet on a polychrome owl figure
Polychrome owl figure with feet
3 in H by 2 1/4 in Dia
Owl figure
Polychrome Zuni owl figure
3 1/4 in H by 2 1/4 in Dia
2 chicks on an owl figure
Owl figure holding 2 chicks
3 in H by 3 1/4 in Dia
A pair of polychrome owls
Two polychrome owl figures
2 1/4 in H by 1 1/2 in Dia

Zuni Pueblo Potters