studied architecture and art at Arizona State University where he met
renowned sculptor Ben Goo who encouraged and inspired Golsh. In
1969 he began to work with Paolo Soleri's Arcosanti project touring
major art museums in the U.S. and Canada. It was shortly after
that he met Hopi jeweler, Charles Loloma, who Golsh credits, as his
inspiration for beginning his world-renowned jewelry designs.
Forbes magazine in their
article "American Fabergé" said of Golsh and Loloma,
"They have attained a whole new aesthetic level, keeping the vital
connection with their past, yet transcending it. Their style is
now fully international."
Golsh has been the recipient
of numerous awards and the subject of many articles. He has
received two NEA grants and been featured in the PBS documentary film,
"Larry Golsh-American Indian Artist"
One of the most accomplished
artists of our time, Golsh has defied the boundaries traditionally
placed on Native American jewelers. He was the first Native
American to study at the Gemological Institute of America and with
master jeweler, Pierre Touraine. Golsh often uses diamonds and
other precious stones in conjunction with traditional cultural
techniques. The result is abstract sculptural pieces that are
innovative yet possess a timeless quality.
His jewelry is featured in the following books that are available for sale on the
"Links Page" at this site.