Meet The Artist: Veryl Pooyouma
My name is Veryl Pooyouma from the village of Hotevilla. I am full Hopi of the Sun and Corn Clan.
I started learning the art of silversmith by watching well known Hopi artists, Charles Loloma and Lawrence Saufkie. I am a self-taught artist and started making pieces at the age of 17.
Most of my work show traditional Hopi designs with some contemporary work. I work with stones and gold on occasions. I make a wide range of pieces from the traditional pieces to the custom made pieces. All of my work projects Hopi symbolisms which reveal the Hopi spirits and life.
- Tony Lema