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Edison Cummings (Navajo)

Edison Cummings is an award-winning Navajo jewelry artist. He is known for his exquisitely detailed silver and turquoise jewelry and unique mix of tradition and innovation. He initially trained as a painter. By the time he studied metalsmithing, he was well-equipped to apply his painterly techniques towards jewelry making. Edison’s original jewelry designs combine materials and textures much like a painter would blend colors to compose a picture. The result is a visually stimulating piece of wearable artwork. He uses a great variety of processes. From repousse to chiseling to inlaying, stamping, and tufa casting. Besides jewelry and painting, Edison has also ingeniously crafted silver in other incredible forms including flatware, teapots, coffee pots, purses, and boxes.

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