Born in White Cone Arizona in 1962, Edison began his career studying at the Institute for American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. First interested in painting, he began to explore Native American jewelry designs including inlay, tufa casting, chisel work repousse and stamping. Not content to limit himself to one form, he became a master of all of these diverse techniques.
Upon leaving New Mexico with an art degree, he attended Arizona state University to broaden his art education. While there he took courses in three dimensional art as well as metal crafting. Focusing on jewelry he studied the work of modern masters such as Charles Loloma, Preston Monongye and Kenneth Begay.
Today he is a emerging as one of the great Native jewelers of our time, having won the Santa Fe Indian Market as well as the Heard Museum’s prestigious Best in Jewelry awards.
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