ShowsStudios

Whimsical, Unique and Colorful Inlay Stone Jewelry

Corrales, New Mexico
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Announcement    We had a fabulous vacation, and now it's back to work. We will be at the Santa Fe Artists' Market every Saturday at the railyard in Santa Fe, NM. The hours are 9am-2pm. In June we begin the summer hours of 8am-2pm. It's such a fun, vibrant market. We hope you are able to visit it and stop by and say "hi."

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Last updated on May 2, 2022

We had a fabulous vacation, and now it's back to work. We will be at the Santa Fe Artists' Market every Saturday at the railyard in Santa Fe, NM. The hours are 9am-2pm. In June we begin the summer hours of 8am-2pm. It's such a fun, vibrant market. We hope you are able to visit it and stop by and say "hi."

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About ShowsStudios

Sales 276
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We began working together in 1978.

Turza Wells and Andrew Shows, began working together in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was a silversmith from Illinois with a Bachelor's degree in art education, and he was a painter and sculptor from Maryland with a Bachelor's in drawing and painting and a Master's in sculpture and ceramics. They combined their expertise and created a unique style of inlay jewelry, which uses nontraditional epoxy and incorporates Andrew's sculpture skills for hand-carving the images. The materials he uses range from semi-precious stones, shells, natural stones, even stabilized and sometimes man made, allowing him a wide and varied pallet. The carving is long and tedious process and must be handled with care and caution. Turza does the metal fabrication after they jointly decide on a design. Then the images are arranged so that they tell a story. Each piece goes through 17 steps until it is ready for its final polish, which creates a lustrous, smooth and tactile surface.
As their work developed over the years, they owned a gallery; sold to museums, including the St. Louis Art Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian; worked in the fashion industry with a feature in ELLE Magazine; and sold and displayed their work world-wide including Harrods of London. Now their jewelry is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Indian Art and Culture in Santa Fe, New Mexico, though they are among the few non-Indians selected.
They also created a line of original cast pieces. The subjects range from Day of the Dead to fanciful animal motifs. The influence on the pieces comes from Andrew and Turza's fascination with history and the discovery and empathy of different cultures encountered on their travels.

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  • Turza and Andrew Shows

    Owner

    Andy & Turza began working together in 1978 Turza silversmith, BA in art education Andy painter, BA in drawing & painting MA in sculpture & ceramics Created unique jewelry of hand-carved images inlaid into bronze & sterling

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  • Jeremiah Shows

    Albuquerque, NM

    Our son has been making jewelry since he was 15. Now he is a manager at UPS and does jewelry part-time.

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