Sterling Silver Overlay Sun Pendant by Ruben Saufkie
Artist: Ruben Saufkie
Cultural Affiliation: Hopi
About the Artist: Ruben Saufkie, Sr. was born into the Hopi Water Clan in 1968 and lives in Shungopavi Village on Second Mesa in northern AZ. He has been a silversmith since 1988, learning from the Hopi Guild where his grandfather Paul Saufkie, Sr., taught silver overlay. Saufkie also learned the technique of tufa casting and is now combining the two styles in his jewelry. He is actively involved in teaching respect for Mother Earth and her waters.
Description: Sterling silver, 2" tall, 1.25" wide