Tim Blueflint Ramel is a multi-award-winning flute maker, jeweler, performer, and educator, and is always in his studio creating new works of art!
His Native American Fine Art Flutes are recognized as some of the world’s finest handmade instruments, featured at the top Native American Markets, Flute Festivals, and art museums in the country. His works are represented in the permanent collections of the Briscoe Museum of Western Art and the Eiteljorg Museum of Western and American Indian Art, as well as many of the finest private Native American Art and Flute Collections around the world.
In recent years Tim has become an award-winning jeweler as well, participating in all of the major Native art shows and markets, while sharing his unique vision with the world.
This gorgeous hand-fabricated, chiseled, and patinated bolo is another beautiful example of his high level of quality and workmanship. The bolo is made from hand-textured Sterling Silver, set with natural Petrified (Fossilized) Whale Bone in a handmade bezel. The handmade tips each include a stamped overlaid end piece. With his willingness to innovate, grow, and always strive to perfect his craft, Tim will continue to be an artist to watch and enjoy!
According to Tim:
“My art embodies the long history of my family and my People. The designs for both my flutes and jewelry reflect the traditions and customs, memories, and stories acquired from my Grandparents.
I create each piece with respect for the natural beauty of the materials used: wood, precious and semi-precious stones, coral, bronze, silver, and gold. Through my art, I hope to influence future generations by honoring, preserving, and protecting Native American traditions and their distinctive arts”.