Fritz Casuse

  • Award-winning contemporary jeweler
  • Navajo
  • Creates highly dimensional masterpieces in silver & gold
  • Jewelry influenced by his work as a sculptor
  • Best of Classification, Heard Museum Indian Fair & Market, 2005
  • Best of Classification, SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market, 2005
  • First Place, Heard Museum Indian Fair & Market, 2014

Fritz Casuse is an award-winning Navajo jeweler known for his highly complex handcrafted masterpieces. He is also a sculptor and brings this expertise to his jewelry-making, creating highly dimensional and textured jewelry pieces that are fluid and full of movement. Casuse was inspired by his father who, as a carpenter and welder, was always creating things. He is inspired by the act of creation and is always experimenting in his art. His contemporary work is cutting-edge and truly challenges ideas of what Native American jewelry is. A graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, Casuse now teaches now teaches at the Poeh Arts Center in Pojoaque, New Mexico, educating a new generation of Native jewelers. He has taken home honors from many prestigious shows, including Best of Classification at Santa Fe Indian Market & Heard Museum Market. Originally from Twin Lakes, New Mexico, Fritz now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.