Tufa Cast Hand Horse Pendant
Tufa Cast Hand Horse Pendant is handmade by Santa Domingo artist Anthony Lovato. This stunning pendant features a beautiful piece of Cripple Creek Turquoise set in sterling silver. The pendant is of a hand with a horse. The hand measures 3 1/2″ inches long by 1 1/2″ inches wide and has a shepherds hook for easy wear. The chain is sold separate.
“I really come from a traditional jewelry family,” says Anthony. His mother, Mary, raised Anthony and his four brothers to become accomplished silversmiths. Anthony also learned from his father, Sedelio F. Lovato, a metalworker who did both casting and inlay work. Most of his learning came from his grandfather, Leo Coriz, who was skilled in tufa-casting.
Anthony Lovato is known for his fantastic jewelry and metalwork formed by tufa-casting. Anthony makes pendants, bracelets, necklaces, and even large hollow-ware jars using this method. He has received numerous awards over the years for his work. Anthony stresses quality in his work and comments that he strives to “make it perfect and right the first time”.