Sterling Silver Tufa Cast Water Carrier Maiden Pin and Pendant set with Spiny Oyster Shell by Santo Domingo Pueblo artist, Anthony Lovato.
Anthony Lovato (Kewa/Santo Domingo Pueblo) is the 2023 recipient of the MIAC Living Treasure Award. Lovato is a master of tufa metal casting known for his corn design jewelry and canteens. Lovato grew up around jewelry, first working with metal in 1973, and becoming a dedicated metalsmith in 1984. He attended the Institute of American Indian Arts, where he focused his studies in metalwork and museum studies, and then worked at the Museum of Northern Arizona, also taking jewelry classes at Northern Arizona University and the University of Colorado. Lovato has received dozens of awards—from the Santa Fe Indian Market, the Red Earth Nation Show, the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Show, The Heard Guild Indian Market, and others—and has been featured in several magazines throughout the United States. A fifth-generation jeweler, his primary influences include Allan Houser, Charles Loloma, and his grandfather, Leo Coriz. ~Los Alamos Daily Post January 28th, 2023