Mosaic Overlay Thunderbird Pendant on Shell by Isaac Coriz, Kewa Pueblo

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Mosaic Overlay Thunderbird Pendant on Shell by Isaac Coriz, Kewa Pueblo

160.00

Isaac Coriz is the creator of this mosaic Thunderbird pendant overlay. Using a shell for the back he adheres natural tiles of turquoise, coral, jet and shell. This is a reversable pendant measuring 2 1/4 x 1 1/2”.

Isaac Coriz is a very talented artist in the traditional and modern day styles of heishi, mosaic inlay, silversmithing and link working.  When Isaac was young he would watch his mother, Mary Coriz Lovato, create eye catching pieces of mosaic work, his grandmother, Lupita Coriz would teach him the art of making heishi beads.  His grandfather, Santiago Leo Coriz, would be Isaac’s teacher in the art of silversmithing and creating link chains and bracelets. Isaac has lived his whole life in Kewa Pueblo (Santo Domingo).

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