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Franklin Carrillo

Franklin’s award-winning designs are inspired by his tribe’s traditional Pueblo pottery motifs. In his hands, though, they become marvels of inlay technique, glowing with rich color like stained glass windows. He works in gold as well as silver, and often combines metals, stones, and textures in ravishingly beautiful, contemporary pieces Of Laguna Pueblo and Choctaw parentage, he is self-taught, and brother to jeweler and activist Amber Carrillo