Charles Lovato printmaker, ceramist, sculptor, poet
and jeweler learned art by helping his grandmother, pottery Monica Silva,
decorate her pottery. He was honored posthumously with a show of his jewelry
at the Wheelright Museum in Santa Fe. This artist was known for
incorporating traditional Pueblo images like the sun, mountains and the
plants of the Rio Grande Valley. Lovato was innovator in jewelry design
combining gold and turquoise with olive shell, white clamshell, sugilite,
coral and lapis lazuli.