Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Larry Golsh Jewelry

An artist is a person who creates beauty for all the world. This perfectly describes Larry Golsh, Native America artist, jeweler, sculptor, and architectural designer, whose work has won international acclaim.  All of his jewelry is exclusively designed, entirely hand fabricated, crafted with the rich color of high-karat gold, silver, and rare stones.

Golsh is a nationally recognized contemporary Native American jeweler. He is best known for his tufa-cast jewelry and his use of gold in his Native American inspired designs. Golsh was born in Phoenix to Native American parents -- his father was a California Pala Mission Indian and his mother was Cherokee. He attended Arizona State University studying engineering, architecture, getting his degree in the art with an emphasis in sculpture. From 1968 to 1972 he apprenticed with architect Paolo Soleri. In 1972 he first learned silversmithing and spent the next 12 years working as a jeweler with French jeweler Pierre Touraine. He also became the first Native American to study at the Gemological Institute of America.

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