Hopi artist Ruben Saufkie, Sr. of the Water Clan has been silversmithing since 1988 in the Hopi overlay process. He learned from his grandfather Paul Saufkie, Sr., who created the Silversmithing Program at the Hopi Co-op Guild so the jewelry-making tradition could continue into future generations. Ruben also learned the technique of Tufa Casting and is now combining the two styles together to create unique and one-of-a kind jewelry.