Zuni artist Randy Pinto first introduced us to his bird art with his amazing inlay necklace. Many lapidary artist use birds as the inspiration behind their art. They can use the many bright colors and most everyone is attracted to their beauty and uniqueness. Randy has made us a collection of rings, all with a different bird. Each ring is filled with multiple stones and Randy uses smooth and etched surfaces to bring them to life. Colorful flowers surround the birds and they are set on a simple wire band. If you like collections this would be a very good one to have. Make sure you look through all of them, magnificent pieces of Zuni art.
Award-winning Navajo artist Natasha Peshlakai learned the art of silversmithing from her legendary father, Norbert Peshlakai. Norbert uses lots of symbolism in his silver work, creating by an amazing amount of stamp work.
Zuni artist Randy Pinto makes fascinating pieces of channel inlay. It might be because of the teachers he had, being the son of Virgil & Shirley Benn gives you a little head start. You will notice the similarities in style, an etched stone set in a channel inlay style creating life like pieces.