About The Artist
Jonah Hill • flagstaff, AZ
Jewelry • WHOLESALE AVAILABLE • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS
I am from a small village on the Hopi reservation called Kykotsmovi. I am Tobacco and Rabbit clans and am a full time metalsmith. I primarily work in tufa cast and cuttlebone cast jewelry and dub my style Neo-traditional. I try to capture the essence of place in my work and gain inspiration from my experience as a river guide in order to capture the feeling of connection to the Earth and its history. I hope to instill in my art a sense of comfort and wearability that brings joy and happiness.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
I primarily use the tufa and cuttlebone cast methods which entail carving a form into the material and using a tufa stone backing to create a two piece mold that is held together with a recycled bicycle tube and into which molten metal is poured. I also create using the overlay and fabrication techniques to produce more commercial work.