Jamon is the son of Zuni silverworker Carlton Jamon and Julie Jumbo
Jamon (Navajo). Carlton is best known for the silver bear fetish,
an innovative form that he developed by adapting a common fetish
form to the medium of silver. His silver bears with heartlines take
the form of pins, pendants and stand-ins for stone fetishes on all-silver
fetish necklaces and fetish pots.
Alex learned silverworking from his parents. His mother, who is
the daughter of well-known Navajo weaver Julia Jumbo, learned the
craft from Carlton, with whom she now collaborates. Carlton learned
silverworking from his grandmother Cornelia Jamon who, in turn,
learned from her mother Winnie Jamon.