|My experience is, I started out when I was young, about knee high. I would go to
my grandfathers work shop and watch him make things with fire ,and he would also
grind different colored rocks and form them until it's just right, then he would hold
them up to the light and make a clicking sound from the side of his mouth and say
"Hohzonii' ", (beautiful) and smile. He would tell me in Navajo taste this, and I
would put this rock in my mouth. Who knew? I learned something I didn't think I
would ever use in my life. Now I custom Lapidary my own natural stones an shells
mostly turquoise, Jet, and Coral.
I've been silver smithing professionally since 1991 and learned new ways such as
chemical ingredients from my teacher Professor Sam Howeth at the Arlington Gem
and Mineral Club, in Arlington Texas, so if anybody wants to learn silver smithing, I
teach as well.
|All my work I take pride in.
Every piece of art work is authentic Navajo art
work By Jerome Poyer