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Alvin Yellowhorse, Award-Winning Jeweler


With extraordinary vision and exceptional skill Alvin Yellowhorse crafts some of the world's finest Native American jewelry available today. During Sedona’s 1st Friday on December 7th visitors to our gallery can meet the artist at an opening reception from 5–8 p.m. as “Alvin Yellowhorse, Award-Winning Jeweler” opens. The reception will feature a brief interview with Yellowhorse at 6:15 p.m.

Most of Yellowhorse's life has been lived in northeastern Arizona, land rich with Anasazi and Zuni influence, with pictographs and petroglyphs along canyon walls, all of which inspire contemporary designs from Alvin Yellowhorse. He learned from his father the basics of silversmithing while still a young child; learning to cut fine stones and to work with metals, and he mastered the technique called "channel inlay." Then Alvin Yellowhorse created a whole new technique for which he is widely credited: "corn row wave inlay."

Honoring the ancient ones of his culture while innovating in ways never thought of before are what distinguishes Alvin Yellowhorse. Bola ties, rings, cuffs, belt buckles, earrings, and pendants are all uniquely hand crafted by Yellowhorse.

Alvin Yellowhorse has been recognized in Smithsonian magazine, Cowboys and Indians magazine, and The Artbook Arizona. He has a track record of top placements in prominent art shows including the 2018 Santa Fe Indian Market, First Place: Contemporary Jewelry/Ketoh and Bolas.

To experience this award-winning jewelry plan to attend the opening of “Alvin Yellowhorse, Award-Winning Jeweler.” The limited exhibition runs through December 16.

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