Blog; Carolyn and Friends, Stories from New Mexico

AW Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

In honor of November being Native American heritage month, we would like to introduce you to some of the award-wining Native American artists and jewelers that have partnered with us to guest design stunning, one-of-a-kind pieces for American West Jewelry. Jody Naranjo, Santa Clara Pueblo Just this September, Jody was awarded the prestigious Governor’s Award […]

The Art of Friendship

I remember the first time I met the famous, award winning Santa Clara Pueblo potter, Jody Naranjo. It was through our relationship with the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts that we ventured into our first collaboration. Being one of the most awarded and collected artist at the Santa Fe Indian Market, I was a bit […]

#AWYou Monique Candelaria, In Her Own Words

We thought it was about time you met the face of American West Jewelry. Monique Candelaria has been modeling for us since 2015, but this New Mexico-born actor is a diverse and passionate artist with a fascinating story. American West Jewelry: How do you describe yourself, artistically? Monique Candelaria: Artistically, I would describe myself as […]

Indian Market Artist Kathleen Wall is #AWYou

Following in the footsteps of many talented female potters, Jemez Pueblo multimedia artist Kathleen Wall carries clay in her blood. “All of my mentors are women. They are all influential Pueblo potters,” says Wall at her bright, airy studio in the heart ofPueblo nestled along the Rio Grande Valley at the fertile foothills of the Jemez Mountains. […]