Come join ADC’s favorite Hopi jewelry artist in an exciting new class. Make a sterling silver hollow form pendant of your own design. Learn the steps for a successful outcome. Techniques to be demonstrated will include piercing, stamping, stone setting, overlay, polishing, and box construction. Tap into Roy’s years of experience to create your own unique piece.
BIO: Roy Talahaftewa (Hopi, Water Clan) Is from Shungopovi Village in Arizona. He works in silver and gold, and uses Hopi overlay and surface embellishment in his designs. Roy received the first major award for his work in 1981, and has earned Best of Show at the Heard Museum, among many others. Working with the nonprofit Hopi Pu’tavi Project, Roy teaches Hopi youth the art of metalsmithing and is an advocate and promoter of Hopi artists on the reservation. He is currently spearheading a major project to reconstruct his clan’s Kiva.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate and above
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