Steve Wikviya LaRance
Steve Wikviya LaRance is an acclaimed artist of Hopi descent. He has studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe NM. He has exhibited his work and won numerous awards at some of the most prestigious Native American Art shows in the nation including The Heard Museum Indian Market (Phoenix, AZ), Eiteljorg Museum Native Arts Market ( Indianapolis, IN), National Museum of the American Indian ( Washington DC) and the Santa Fe Indian Market.
His work is on exhibit at many prestigious institutions — in the Arizona State Museum (Tucson, AZ), Linden Museum ( Stuttgart, Germany), Museum of Indian Arts & Culture ( Santa Fe, NM), National Museum of Turkmenistan ( Ashgabat, Turkmenistan), among others.
Mr. LaRance creates unique one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces utilizing the Tufa Cast technique originating from the metal smiths of the Native Southwest. This casting technique uses the volcanic Tufa stone found in the region. The tufa serves as the mold in which creative designs are carved by hand into the tufa. Molten silver is then poured or cast into the tufa molds to create beautifully textured artistic creations in jewelry.
Steve’s work is found in many private and public collections throughout the world. Please join Steve in this artistic journey. Visit his website.