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Artist's Profile
Tribal Affilation:
Isleta
Training:
Institute of AmericanIndian Arts
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
Pilchuck Glass School
Permanent Collections:
Heard Museum
Methods and Style of Work:
Jojola relies on his Native American culture for inspiration. He uses traditional and ceremonial forms, ollas, seed jars and basket
forms, "old forms that my culture has respected throughout time," as the basis for his contemporary blown glass vessels.
Awards:
Signature or Hallmark:
About The Artist:
Tony Jojola (Isleta Pueblo) is one of only a small handful of Native American glass blowers. Born on the Isleta Pueblo in New
Mexico, Jojola began working as a potter at a young age. After enrolling at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, he was
exposed to the art of glass blowing. Further training at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine, led to a period
of study at the Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle, Washington, where he served as a studio assistant to Dale Chihuly, the
acknowledged master of American glass art.
Tony Jojola
Other Information:
Friday, February 17, 2012
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