These amazing hand-made fused glass feather earrings are the creation of Jemez Pueblo artist Adrian Wall. Adrian starts with sheet art glass, then skillfully fuses powdered glass to achieve eye-catching texture and vibrancy. Add a splash of color to your look with a design that's as elegant as it is fun!
- Earrings handcrafted by Adrian Wall of Jemez Pueblo
- Hand fused
- Shepherd’s hook ear wires
- Earrings measure L: 2 W: .5
- Comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity
Handcrafted works of Native American art require special care. For more information about proper care and cleaning, please read our Care Guide.
Adrian Wall is a renowned contemporary sculptor from Jemez Pueblo known for his incredible stone works that blend figurative and abstract imagery. Wall grew up in a family of talented artists—his mother is renowned potter Fannie Loretto and his siblings include potters Kathleen Wall and Marcus Wall—and was inspired to pursue art from an early age. His father worked in Clifford Fragua’s studio as a stone sculptor, which inspired him to pursue the form. Though Wall works primarily in stone, he also creates some pieces in clay, bronze, and glass. His subject and themes are usually drawn from his Native American heritage and often include Pueblo pottery forms and symbols. Wall is one of the founding members of the Indigenous Sculptors Society, an elite group of Native American sculptors dedicated to the advancement of stone sculpture. Wall has taken home Best in Division at the Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market and First Place in sculpture at the Cherokee Indian Market in 2007. His work can be found in museums and private collections across the United States.
Revered in Pueblo culture, the eagle is the guardian of the sky, a messenger to the spirit world and a powerful symbol of strength and protection. Eagle feathers are often attached to masks, rattles, prayer sticks and other objects used in traditional ceremonies.
Today there is a vibrant community of Native American jewelers creating contemporary styles that challenge traditional forms, techniques and materials. Some artists experimented by working in gold or using gemstones like opals and diamonds that were not typically used in Native American jewelry. Others presented Native American symbols and icons in modern, stylized ways. Though artists began experimenting in the 1950s and 1960s, it was not until the 1970s that these innovative styles were embraced by the market. Since then, contemporary styles have flourished, bringing Native American jewelry to an international audience. By pushing boundaries, contemporary artists have truly elevated the technical expertise and sophistication of Native American jewelry, bringing it to level of couture fashion and fine art.Read our Native American Jewelry Collector's Guide.
At Shumakolowa Native Arts, we guarantee that your purchase is an original and authentic work handcrafted by Native American artists as defined by the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990. We ask our artists to complete an extensive certification process, and to provide a CIB (Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood) card and other documentation of their Native American heritage. Our team of experts carefully inspects every product to guarantee it is handcrafted using traditional, sustainable processes and natural materials of only the highest quality. We record the place and date of each purchase and pride ourselves in paying a fair price that allows artists to make a living practicing their craft. Every work of handcrafted art comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by an artist or buyer. At a time when many commercially-made products are being sold as handcrafted Native American art, our in-depth purchase process allows us to guarantee the authenticity of every unique piece of fine art we offer. For more than 35 years, we have made it a priority to visit artists in their studio or home to purchase their latest handcrafted pieces and learn about their work. We have developed lasting relationships with artists, as well as dealers and collectors, and we take pride in being a trusted destination for fine Native American art.