Aaron Toadlena

 (1958-Present) Tribal Affiliation: Navajo Known primarily for his uniquely styled traditional bracelets, Aaron is a very accomplished silversmith and jewelry artist who can create almost anything. He enjoys making traditional jewelry the old-fashioned way - doing everything by hand. Keeping in mind the rich cultural influences of his people, Aaron brings to life the true [...]

Abraham Begay

(1953-Present) Tribal Affiliation: Navajo Abraham Begay, born in Ganado, Arizona, has been active in making traditional and contemporary jewelry since 1976. He grew up attending reservation boarding schools, after which he attend Phoenix College. Abraham grew up in a family of silversmiths and credits his family with sparking his interests to learn silversmithing. He is [...]

Afonso Penketewa

(?-Present) Pueblo: Zuni Pueblo There is no information about this artist available. Research is on going.

Althea Cajero

 (1964-Present) Pueblo: Acoma Pueblo and Kewa Pueblo Althea Cajero designs and makes elegant jewelry which can be worn as every day pieces as well as for special occasions. In 2013, Althea Cajero and her husband Joe Cajero were named Living Treasures by the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, a great honor for any artist, [...]

Alvin Yellowhorse

(1968-Present) Tribal Affiliation: Navajo "As a young boy, I remember helping my father set up a table of jewelry along the roadside of old Route 66 located near the Arizona and New Mexico borders in Lupton, Arizona.   It was in these earlier days of my life that I was inspired by my father to undertake [...]

Andy Cadman

(1966-Present)                                             Tribal Affiliation: Navajo Andy Cadman is the older brother of well-known silversmith Darrel Cadman and a half-brother of renowned smiths Gary and Sunshine Reeves. This group of artisans all learned much of their trade from David Reeves.  The Cadman brothers and the Reeves brothers, therefore, share a common element of apprenticeship and exhibit [...]

Annie Quam Gasper

(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 [...]

April Haloo

(?-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. [...]

Art Tafoya

(1954-Present) Tribal Affiliation: Yaqui Few silversmiths match the power and artistry of Art Tafoya. He specializes in silver. Hammered silver. The old way. Art Tafoya carries on that tradition of the early masters, for he makes his own stamps and dies. Art’s clear and crisp stamp work speaks of skill and talent born of that [...]

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

(1933-Present)Tribal Affiliation: Northern Cheyenne “My father taught me how to use a few tools, but design cannot be taught.”– Ben Nighthorse Northern Cheyenne artist, Ben Nighthorse Campbell has led a multi-faceted life. Not only is he considered one of the most successful and innovative artists of today, he also served as the first Native American [...]

Effie Calavaza

(1928-Present) Pueblo: Zuni Pueblo Effie Calavaza is perhaps one of the most widely recognized Zuni artists. Her wonderful "snake" patterned jewelry is unmistakable, and much sought after by collectors. Effie Calavaza specializes in sand casting and incorporates large stones and snake designs, which are incorporated into almost every piece of jewelry she makes.  Effie began [...]

Elle Jackson

(1963-Present) Tribal Affiliation: Navajo In her early teens, Elle learned silversmithing from her older siblings. Her jewelry making is influenced by the antique/vintage Navajo jewelry her brothers and sisters handcrafted in the 1970's. Elle studied art and design at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts with an emphasis [...]