(?-Present) Pueblo: Zuni Pueblo Al "Runner" Lasiloo began carving fetishes in the 1980s. Although his carvings are generally not as detailed as some, Lasiloo uses this relative simplicity to emphasize the properties of the stone he has chosen to carve. Labradorite is his favorite stone to carve and the bear is his favorite animal. Lasiloo [...]
(1969-present) Pueblo: Zuni Pueblo Born at Zuni Pueblo, Alan E. Lasiloo moved to Santa Fe to attend the Institute of American Indian Arts. He took pottery classes there, learning to work with the shiny micaceous clay of Northern New Mexico honing his skills in those class sessions. He continued his education at the American College [...]
(1997-Present) Pueblo: Zuni Pueblo Anderson Jamie Peynetsa is the son of acclaimed potters Anderson Peynetsa and Avelia Peynetsa. Among his aunts are Priscilla Peynetsa and Agnes Peynetsa, also well-known Zuni potters. Jamie is an up and coming young potter who says his inspiration to make pottery comes from watching his father make pottery.
(1926-2001) Pueblo: Zuni Pueblo Annie Quam Gasper and Ellen Quandelacy were sisters from Zuni Pueblo. Both were born in the 1920s and died in the early 2000s. They were known to collaborate on jewelry, but they specialized in very distinct styles. Annie preferred to work on channel inlay in a hummingbird design she created. Ellen [...]
(?-Present) Pueblo: Zuni Pueblo Zuni artist April Haloo is the daughter of Peter & Vivian Haloo. She carries on the family tradition of amazing Snake Eye jewelry. This family has been making these pieces for decades and has perfected the snake eye style. The term 'snake eyes' refers to the shape of the stones. [...]
(?-Present) Pueblo: Zuni Pueblo Bernard Homer, Jr. is a well-known Zuni Pueblo Fetish carver whose fetishes are traditional in look and style, and yet are creative and powerful. He is the son of Bernard Homer Sr. (d.) and Alice Leekya (d.). Alice was the daughter of Leekya Deyuse (d.), one of the most famous Zuni fetish [...]
(1971- Present) Pueblo: Zuni Pueblo Brian comes from a family of jewelry artisans. His mother, Janta Yatsattie, was known for her petit-point jewelry. He began his artistic career as a painter. In 1989 Brian began carving because "it looked like fun." In 1992 he moved to San Felipe Pueblo and is now teaching others [...]
(?-Present) Pueblo: Zuni Pueblo Burt Awelagte is a young and creative Zuni fetish carver who learned the art of carving from his extended family, including Gibbs Otole and Joseph Quam. Burt carves bears and big horn sheep, wolves among other animals from turquoise, wild horse marble, jet, serpentine, and denim lapis stone. . When he [...]
(1973-Present) Pueblo: Zuni Pueblo "I am Daryl Shack, Sr. and my wife, Shelley and I have two wonderful children, Darral Hope and Daryl, Jr. Our home is located on the site of the former Zuni village, Halona wa (which means (Red Ant Hill.) My family is heavily involved with the Ant Medicine Fraternity and my upbringing [...]
(?-Present) Pueblo: Zuni Pueblo Dee Edaakie carves in a new and innovative style making expressive and whimsical fetishes of bears, mountain lions, and badgers among other creatures. Dee was influenced by his uncle, Gibbs Otole, and several other carvers at Zuni. He began his carving career by sanding rough fetishes in his uncle’s studio; prior [...]
(?-Present) Pueblo: Zuni Pueblo Delvin Leekya is an established Zuni traditional carver from a very important family of carvers, the Leekya Deyuse family. Delvin's carvings of wolves, bears, badgers, turtles, and eagles attract many collectors due to their old style and traditional form and look. Delvin often uses Zuni stone or rock for his carvings, [...]
(?-Present) Pueblo: Zuni Pueblo Donovan Laiwakete is an accomplished Zuni fetish carver who learned the art of fetish carving from his brother Rodney Laiwakete. Donovan's bear and horse fetish carvings are creative and appealing due to their bold strength and his use of stone and creative heartlines and bundles.