About this artist

Jennifer says much of what she learned about making Navajo jewelry was taught to her by her father, Thomas Curtis Sr., an award winning silversmith. “He stressed the importance of patience, tolerance, perseverance and quality.” Jennifer was born and raised on the Navajo Reservation near Winslow, Arizona. She now resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jennifer’s love for her work is strengthened by the bond she feels with her materials, “All of the elements I work with, the silver and stones, come from Mother Earth.”