A teacher, as well as a highly respected and skilled jeweler, Joseph is also a generous and welcome friend.
Self-taught, he evolved his signature Pueblo scene designs from activities in his village of Santo Doming(Kewa).
He is wonderfully accomplished in applique and overlay techniques, as you can see in these beautiful earrings.
Both on the tops, and on the dangles, multi-storied adobe house, with traditional horno (bread oven) beside it, slumbers peacefully under a starlit sky.
In addition, in both vignettes, a gold moon shines brightly.
On the flattering, shield-shaped dangles, there is also a majestically puffy cloud in the sky, with a shooting star streaking down from it.
Serenity, loving nostalgia, and good luck are all delightfully incorporated in the design.
Everything is exquisitely fabricated by hand, using a minuscule saw. His work has been awarded prizes at Santa Fe Indian Market, and many other shows.
Handsome on the ear, with a lovely shape and charming design, these earrings are Joseph’s work at his best – which is to say, pretty much perfect.