Watch this name! We are delighted to welcome this young, second-generation artist to our gallery. A mere 19 years old, this self-taught son of established metalsmith Lee Charley is well on his way to an independent reputation for quality jewelry.
Matthew says he “just picked up” jewelry-making skills from a very young age. He watched his father, and later was given small tasks to help out. Since the age of 17, he has been “going out on (his) own, with (his) own jewelry.”
He hasn’t yet participated in Santa Fe Indian Market, but is thinking about it. His pieces are well-made, with a handsome, individual look to the designs. When he sets up a booth, he should make lots of collectors very happy!