Tony Jojola is active/lives in New Mexico. Tony Jojola is known for glassmaker.
Biography Tony Jojola
A glassmaker, Tony Jojola, in 2001, had an exhibition of more than 100
of his works at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian in Santa
Fe, New Mexico.
To introduce his art form to Pueblo Indians, the
year before he opened a workshop in Taos, where he teaches young people
to express themselves in glass. "Crafts were part of my family
heritage, and I tried making pottery and jewelry. Nothing really
grabbed me until I discovered glass" he has said. He finds
glassmaking "a way to take old traditions and apply them in a new and
very beautiful way."
Much of the work he and his students produce reflects tribal
heritage. Some of their glass bowls and vessels are made in
shapes originally develop
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