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Dino Garcia

A Santo Domingo jeweler who works in tufa cast silver as well as other techniques.
Gilbert “Dino” Garcia learned to carve tufa molds and cast sterling silver jewelry from his grandfather, Leo Coriz (who learned the art from the legendary Charles Loloma).

After a varied career outside the pueblo, Dino returned and went back to the family tradition. His tufa-cast pieces highlight his use of geometric designs that stand in relief. Cloud, water, sun, and other traditional motifs are often used in a way that looks modern.