A graduate of the Institute for American Indian Arts, in Santa Fe, since his graduation Tim has shown his work at the Santa Fe Indian Market, the Heard Indian Market, and other prestigious shows, earning awards.
Tim says, “I have done artwork in many forms including drawing, painting, ceramics, and sculpture, although jewelry is my main focus. I am the son of a Cochiti Pueblo drum maker and (am) also known for this traditional art form.”
Cochiti Pueblo is known for its traditional drums and pottery; jewelers are rather rare.
These earrings are uniquely textured, with almost perfectly symmetrical lines. Tim uses a cuttlebone casting technique to achieve this. Cuttlebone is the bone of the Cuttlefish, and is another vehicle for casting, less common than tufa, but equally stunning.
These are simple and elegant dangles, with an eye-catching natural pattern and shape, and are sure to gain compliments wherever they’re worn!