Navajo silversmith and artist Roland Dixson produces traditional sterling silver pieces with excellent stampwork.
Characteristics of his style include scalloped edges with deeply domed centers.
The stamping is deep, intricate and not repetitive from piece to piece. He also incorporates repousse as evidenced in the photo showing the back of the buckle.
Repousse is a technique whereby metal is hammered into relief from the reverse side.
From the pieces that have come through our store, it appears that Roland Dixson uses only natural, untreated turquoise. Here is his hallmark.
I don’t know much about this artist so if anyone has any biographical information, I’d love to hear it.