Tradition and Innovation
Gail Bird and Yazzie Johnson have been friends since childhood and have collaborated to design distinct pieces of jewelry for over 40 years. Their Pueblo and Navajo descent, respectively, informs their work, as do prehistoric petroglyphs and pictograph sites. They gravitate toward unusual stones and showcase their natural geological beauty. Always wearable and stylish, Bird and Johnson have firmly rooted themselves as leading Native American jewelers in today’s market. Presently, their work is in the permanent collections of the British Museum, the Smithsonian Institution, and the National Museum in Scotland.