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Native American Creatives: Pat Pruitt (November 2022)


Thursday, November 10 at 5:30 p.m. in the Bowen Thompson Student Union Multipurpose Room

In the news...

Mark of the Maker podcast, episode 87: Pat Pruitt Pt. 1

Mark of the Maker podcast, episode 88: Pat Pruitt Pt. 2

“Pat Pruitt’s Stainless Steele Jewelry,” by Shannon Cournoyer, article originally published in MJSA: Professional Excellence in Jewelry Making & Design

“Wowing the Crowd with a Magical Metal Bowl,” by Daniel Gibson, The Santa Fe New Mexican, August 19, 2017

“Pat Pruitt: Prototype to Perfection,” by Diana F. Pardue, Ornament 37 (1/2013)

"Pat Pruitt: Prototype to perfection," by D.F. Pardue, Ornament, 37(1), 42-47, 2013.

Pat Pruitt

Pat Pruitt is a contemporary metalsmith and jewelrymaker of Laguna, Chiricahua Apache and Anglo descent who is known for his cutting-edge work that uses innovative materials, design and fabrication techniques. Pruitt has received first and second place awards at Santa Fe Indian Market and Heard Museum Indian Fair & Market and currently lives in the village of Paguate in Laguna Pueblo.

Pat Pruitt's Website

Pat Pruitt's Instagram @patpruittmetalsmith

Further Reading

Contemporary Southwestern Jewelry, by D.F. Pardue, Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith Publisher, 2007.

Shared Images: The Innovative Jewelry of Yazzie Johnson & Gail Bird, by D.F. Pardue, Santa Fe, NM: Museum of New Mexico Press, 2007.

Man of Steel: Innovative Jeweler Pat Pruitt. National Museum of the American Indian Magazine, by A. Ringlero, (9)2 18-21, 2008.