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Dylan Poblano
Kachina by Pernell Laate
Bracelet by Ophelia Garcia
Bowl by Bob Lansing
An American Dollmaker by Lisa Fifield
Vases by Josh Simpson
Pipe by Robert Rosebear
Artist Rafael Aguilera Hernandez
Dylan Poblano, Zuni, is an award winning young jeweler. He is the grandson of famed Zuni jeweler Leo Poblano and the son of innovative jeweler Veronica Poblano. His very contemporary designs and materials are highly-styled and creative. His use of and combination of materials has attracted collectors across the country.

Dylan learned traditional Zuni inlay techniques from his mother, but he now draws on techno-culture to produce chic and very contemporary jewelry. "I don't consider myself to be a traditionalist. I'm more a modernist," he says.

Among Dylan's inspirations are fashion designers. "Versace, above all," he says, "and Gautier. I like his wit and the unusual combinations he does." Dylan's work is sculptural, with geometric motifs worked from unusual stones, including the vivid blues and greens of gem silica and Orville Jack, ghostly glowing labradorite, and rainbow moonstone. "These are really vibrant colors that you wouldn't think were natural". Dylan has been inlaying into crystal. "It's hard to work with", he says, "but it's really cool". While he draws from Zuni tradition, Dylan also is pushing beyond. "All artists should challenge their creative side."

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