Joseph & Corine Coriz (Santo Domingo Pueblo )

About the Artist

Joseph Coriz, a Santo Domingo Pueblo silversmith (and school-teacher), was born in 1958 and has been an active silversmith since 1985. Joseph often uses a turtle motif in his work; he is a member of the Turtle Clan. He is known for his fine overlay and applique work with traditional Pueblo symbols.

Joseph’s jewelry often displays a Pueblo village, cloud symbols, hand prints, petroglyphs, the earth-creating turtle, corn or maize, and other traditional symbols.

Joseph lives in Santo Domingo Pueblo, New Mexico, with Corine Lovato and their two children, Martin and Melinda.

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