Lorenzo Tafoya

  • Kewa Pueblo, New Mexico
  • Jewelry

Description: Santo Domingo Pueblo artist, Lorenzo Tafoya, and wife Mary Louise combine their artistic talents to create unique, traditional and contemporary jewelry. Lorenzo’s skills were acquired at an early age from his parents who versed him in silver-smithing, lapidary work, and jewelry design.

Influenced by different artists and techniques during his IAIA tenure, he has incorporated unique designs that depict a pictorial reference of pueblo life and historical influences of Spanish conquistadors. Lorenzo has further complimented his designs by adding gold with semi-precious stones and materials, and traditional Santo Domingo pottery motifs in his expanding miniature pot creations.

Sample of Work

Silver Bracelet with Inlay

Silver Bracelet with Inlay

2 in H x 10/16 W x 3 D

Jewelry

Adopted horse legacies belt buckle

Adopted horse legacies belt buckle

1/4" H x 3 1/2" W x 5" L

Jewelry

Silver Hip Chain Concho Belt

Silver Hip Chain Concho Belt

1/4 in H x 2 1/4 in W x 48 in D

Jewelry