Sunday, September 4, 2011
Totah Festival. Stuart Billie
Stuart won Best In show for 2011 Totah Festival. I love these new pieces. He is casting each piece in a material similar to cuttle fish bone. He gives you the mold when you purchase the piece as They are one of a kind. The mold is as beautiful as the piece. I have been silver smithing for sometime now and this is a technique I have wanted to do for so long. The Navajos are some of the best silver smiths in the world. Stuart was so generous and offered to teach me this technique. I hope to get some time off and take him off on this amazing offer. If you ever get a chance to purchase one of his pieces, I recommend you do as I think he will become very popular as he is already winning awards.