is a 1973 graduate of Northern Arizona University with a bachelor of Fine
Arts degree and a masters degree from the University of Arizona, 1974. He
gained interest in the field of jewelry from his father and from his uncle
Emory Sekaquaptewa, who co-founded the Hopi Gallery on the Third Mesa, Arizona.
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has won awards for his unique silver designs at the most prestigious American
Indian Art competitions in the U.S., including Red Earth, Oklahoma City,
Santa Fe Indian Market, Sante Fe, NM, The Hopi Show, Museum of Northern
Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ, Heard Museum Indian Fair, Phoenix, AZ, Indian Ceremonial,
Gallup, NM, and many others.
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work has also been published and featured in Southwest Art, American Indian
Art, Native Peoples Magazine, Beyond Tradition, by Jerry Jacka, Art of the
Hopi, by Jerry Jacka, Magazine of the Southwest, and several times in Arizona
uses a unique combination of traditional overlay, design, texture, and color
through the use of stones, silver, and contemporary style of Hopi jewelry.
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currently resides at the village of Sipaulovi on Second Mesa in Northern
Arizona and works at his Weseoma Studio. He lives with his daughter Caroline,
son Wayne, and two dogs Drexler and Bambi. He enjoys attending his children's
sporting events, golf, and fly-fishing. He is a member of the eagle and
snake clans and is very active in Hopi ceremonies and tradition.