FROM THE NAVAJO FORGE: CODY SANDERSON

21 Jun 2016

Navajo artist Cody Sanderson is known for his imaginative, often playful style. His award-winning jewelry frequently involves traditional hand-craftsmanship and techniques such as bending, forging, casting, and stamping. With boundless energy, Sanderson loves the challenge of doing something different, constantly executing new ideas.

Raised in Window Rock, Arizona, Sanderson now works from his studio in Santa Fe. He began making jewelry in 2001, learning his craft by experimenting, asking questions of other jewelers, and studying to learn new techniques such as tufa casting.

Inspired by his surroundings, Sanderson uses traditional Navajo techniques to create a new visual aesthetic that is cutting edge, contemporary and authentic. Cody is one of the leading contemporary jewelry artists with his wild, yet sophisticated designs, worn individually or stacked together, the pieces suit all style preferences.

All pieces are handcrafted in Santa Fe and are considered “Generational Art”, intended to be passed down from family member to family member for centuries to come.