Carlos’ career as a jeweler began in the 1970’s, inspired by his mother, who was an artist of Ottawa/ Chippewa descent. He is completely self-taught.
Unlike many jewelers, he is both a lapidary and a silversmith, and fabricates all of his jewelry by himself. Nothing is cast or manufactured. He is an Elder in the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, but also considers himself part of God’s Universal Family. His greatest pride comes from his work with animals and caring for the land.
“I am doubly blessed. I have been able to pursue my passion for art as a career which has enabled me to live the life I have dreamed of. No one could ask for more.”