Silversmithing

Each piece Bubba crafts has its own distinct personality; no two pieces ever are alike. However, all Bubba’s work does share certain common elements: the influence of generations of silversmiths of the American Southwest; a respect for the source materials he works with; a fusing of traditional methods with a contemporary sensibility, and enduring quality. Much of his work is fabricated using the old ways, such as pouring silver in hand-carved original molds of tufa (a porous volcanic rock) and cuttlebone. He also creates his own stamps, and often his own tools, to achieve motifs based on Native American rock art and updated variations of eastern and western icons and symbols.