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 [...]

Alice Cling

(1946 -Present) Tribal Affiliation: Navajo Born at Cow Springs on the Navajo reservation, Alice Cling adheres to the traditional pottery making methods shared by several of the pueblos. She digs local clay, treats it with water to remove impurities, and then mixes it with a tempering agent to make it strong. For the Navajo, tempering [...]

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 [...]

Ancita Yazzie

(1912- ?) Tribal Affiliation: Navajo Ancita Yazzie was born of the Bitter Water Clan around the Pine Springs Area. She wove with great pride and with careful attention to every detail. All of her rugs are reputed to have a very tight weave, especially her large ones. She believed that the feelings she put into [...]

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 [...]

Betty Manygoats

(1945-Present) Tribal Affiliation: Navajo Betty's art is well known to exhibitors; she has been published; and she is an award winning pottery maker, yet in contrast she leads a simple life in the remote reaches of the Navajo reservation. She rarely attends art shows, she doesn't speak English, and the most important reason to her [...]

Calvin Martinez

(1960-Present) Tribal Affiliation: Navajo   "I look to the old silversmiths and to my culture. There would not be a Calvin Martinez silversmith without the Navajo tradition to guide me. I am grateful that people still like the old silver pieces. I thank God for awarding me with these gifted hands." Calvin Martinez creates his [...]

Damon Tso Jr

(?-Present) Tribal Affiliation: Navajo No information about this artist is available at this time. Research is continuing.

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 [...]