Joe Apodaca, Ode to the Sea, 1974; sterling silver, turquoise, shale, 14K yellow god, blue agate
Gift of Joe and Linda Apodaca.
Type of Work
sterling silver, turquoise, shale, 14K yellow gold, blue agate
12.5 x 6.75 x .5 in.
January 1, 1942
1961 University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 1964 aa, 1966 bfa, 1967 mfa Rochester Institute of Technology, NY
Notes or Bio
Together with his wife Linda, Joe Apodaca has been working in jewelry and metal arts since 1968. His work can be found in the Smithsonian’s National Collection of Fine Arts, in the OBJECTS: USA collection of New York’s Museum of Arts and Design, and in the School for American Craftsmen Permanent Collection in Rochester, NY. He has exhibited frequently at galleries and museums across the United States and taught in several countries.
B. Tucson, AZ 1942
Proprietor, Apodaca Goldsmiths in Lake Oswego, OR
1967–1990 Teaching experiences in us,
Canada and Costa Rica
1979–81, 83–85 Head of Metals
Department, Oregon School of Arts &
Crafts, Portland, or
1969–present Self-employed jeweler/