Metalsmith

Becoming a Strong Voice

Becoming a Strong Voice

A perpetual learner of his craft, culture and heritage, Brian Szabo (Sicangu Lakota) puts that knowledge to use as he creates jewelry and knives made with traditional materials. He grew up watching and working alongside his father, an accomplished silversmith, who helped guide his work.

An Ancient and Contemporary Path

An Ancient and Contemporary Path

At 8 years old, Jason Brown (Penobscot) learned from elders how to bead, to string necklaces. Then door-to-door he went in his community of Indian Island, Maine, selling his jewelry. His path was set. He walked it through his teen years, and jewelry making became his source of income.