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.
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