Matthew White, Navajo
Matthew White, was raised on the Navajo Reservation in Shiprock, New Mexico. He was mentored by Oreland Joe, world renowned sculptor and jewelry maker. Oreland introduced Matthew to the art of tufa casting where a design is carved into tufa stone and molten silver poured into the cast. This imparts a unique texture to the jewelry. Raymond C. Yazzie and Aaron Anderson have also mentored this talented artist who is inspired by the Modern designs of Charles Loloma and his contemporary Perry Shorty. Matthew entered his first juried art show at the Totah Festival in fall 2009 and won the Emerging Artist Best of Show award. Since then Matthew has been creating some amazing one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces inspired by his traditional style of living. Lantern Dancer is proud to feature this upcoming artist and be the first gallery to show his work.