Carlton Jamon - Zuni
Carlton Jamon is best known for the silver bear fetish, an innovative form that he developed by adapting a common fetish form to the medium of silver. His silver bears with heart-lines take the form of pins, pendants and stand-ins for stone fetishes on all-silver fetish necklaces and fetish pots. Carlton learned silver-working from his grandmother Cornelia Jamon who, in turn, learned from her mother Winnie Jamon. His wife Julie, who is the daughter of well-known Navajo weaver Julia Jumbo, collaborates with him. Their son Alex is also a silver-worker. Carlton takes the traditional Native American designs and uniquely transforms them into his vision of contemporary jewelry as art!