Shapes & Forms
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).
Erma's owls have evolved over the years, some of them are standing on their feet now.