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Native Artist

Born of three Native American tribes, Navajo, Laguna Acoma and Chiricahua Apache. He was brought up Navaho and taught the ways of thee Navajo culture. He speaks, writes and reads the Navajo language and is enrolled with the tribe in Window Rock, AZ.

Roie learned to silversmith at an early age and has been a silversmith for more than 45 years. 

In addition, he is a Navajo weaver. His late mother, Alice Raphealito, was a master weaver. known for her work. Roie uses the raw materials from his own sheep. He shears the wool, washes and cleans the wool then cards and spins the wool into yarn.



Native Artist

Hilda Whitegoat is a full blooded Native American Indian. She was born in 1967 into the Navajo Nation. Hilda was inspired to continue a long lived tradition of working with art by observing her sister, Susie Charlie, work on her pottery. Susie who is credited with pioneering the popular Navajo Etched Pottery, shared the techniques of construction the popular art form known today as "Navajo Etched Pottery" with Hilda. Hilda began crafting pottery at the age of 23, in 1989. The lucrative aspect of the business is also inspiration in her decision to become an artist, being that she has a family to raise and it keeps her close to her children. Hilda paints on ceramic pottery and uses a sharp blade to hand etch on the pottery. Then, she fires her pottery in a kiln. She paints and etches on all sizes of ceramic ware available to her. She signs her pottery as: Hilda Whitegoat, Navajo. Hilda is related to the following artists: Everson Whitegoat (brother), Myron Charlie (nephew), and Michael Charlie (nephew).


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Native Artist

A member of the Santo Domingo Pueblo tribe, Jolene Bird has been designing and crafting jewelry in semi-precious stones and sterling silver for over twenty years. Her unique inlay work in the traditional style was honed at an early age from her grandfather who taught her how to select the highest quality stones and shape them into intricate designs. She studied the art of silver smithing at Po Arts in Pojoaque Pueblo and grew into her own exclusive designs that are now recognized by discriminating collectors worldwide. Jolene’s distinctive style was acknowledged in the 2011-2012 edition of A Cup of Cappuccino for Entrepreneurs Spirit: American Indian Entrepreneurs. Her exceptional contemporary jewelry continues to earn top awards at prestigious juried art shows.

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