Raven Makes Gallery

Sisters, Oregon

Ivan Howard

Ivan Howard
Dine` (Navajo) Jeweler

Ivan Howard’s silver and turquoise work has been described as Victorian, exquisite, meticulous and traditional.   After 5 years in the Navy, this shy and reflective silversmith learned the art from a good friend, and few jewelers have such command or patience for his distinctive and elaborate scroll work.  He uses gem quality turquoise and self-designed tools to create intricate rosettes, fans, leaf-work and complex silver bezels.  

This consistent first place award winner at Santa Fe Indian Market is a senior electrical technician by day, working evenings creating unique and sought-after jewelry--he’s been discovered by Japanese collectors who await his next endeavor.  Meditation and making jewelry are Ivan’s therapy, and you can’t help but feel the deeply beautiful energy he puts into every piece.