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Artist's Profile
Tribal Affilation:
Hopi
Training:
Northern Arizona University
School of American Research
Pilchuck Glass School
Permanent Collections:
Methods and Style of Work:
He is fanatical about using the most traditional materials and techniques. His pigments are all natural. He even spins his own twine
to attach the feathers.
Awards:
Signature or Hallmark:
About The Artist:
Ramson Lomatewama is a multi-talented artist. He carves old style kachinas, blows glass and makes sterling silver jewelry. He had
a fellowship at the School of American Research in 2005, in Santa Fe. While at the center, he set up a studio and experimented
with his glass art techniques.
Ramson was born in Victorville, California in 1953. His father was there working briefly for the Santa Fe Railroad. Soon after his
birth, his parents separated and he moved, with his mother, to Flagstaff, Arizona. He attended school in Flagstaff, but participated
in traditional Hopi life by going to the reservation on weekends.
Ramson has been carving dolls for sale for many years. He began carving ‘old style’ dolls after seeing Manfred Susunkewa’s work
at a show in Phoenix.
Ramson Lomatewama
Other Information:
Ramson Lomatewama also is the author of four books that feature his Hopi poetry.
Friday, February 17, 2012
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