Portrait of Larry Golsh


Charles Loloma

Preston Monongye

Verma Nequatewa

Larry Golsh

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Sedelio Lovato


Larry Golsh
b. 1941

Larry Golsh is a nationally recognized contemporary native American jeweler. He is best known for his tufacast jewelry and his use of gold in his Native American inspired designs.

Golsh was born in Phoenix to Native American parents - his father was a California Pala Mission Indian and his mother was Cherokee. He attended Arizona State University studying engineering, architecture, getting his degree in fine art with an emphasis in sculpture. From 1968 to 1972 he apprenticed with architect Paolo Soleri. In 1972 he first learned silversmithing and spent the next 12 years working as a jeweler with French jeweler Pierre Touraine. He also became the first Native American to study at the Gemological Institute of America.