Michael Perry - Navajo

 

Michael Perry is an outstanding Navajo artist whose jewelry has taken the Native American art world by storm. Born in 1972, Michael creates stunning contemporary jewelry combining overlay, inlay and tufa cast techniques. He uses the very finest natural turquoise and the deepest oxblood Mediterranean coral to create his masterpiece bracelets, bolos, buckles and concho belts. His work has won numerous awards.


Michael’s parents were silversmiths in the 1970’s. He grew up around a large number of Native American artists who worked with his mother and father. Years later, he picked up his parents tools and began to experiment. Influenced by many of his contemporaries, he developed his own techniques and designs and, several years ago, became serious about creating jewelry. Today, his jewelry can be found in some of the finest Native American jewelry galleries in the world.