Quandelacy and Amy Quandelacy
Husband-and-wife team Dickie and Amy Quandelacy began working together
in the early 1970s. Dickie learned to make jewelry from his mother,
Ellen Quandelacy; and he, in turn, taught Amy. The abstracted double
hummingbird design for which Dickie and Amy have become known originated
with Ellen. While the two no longer work together, both Dickie and
Amy continue to use the design. Other Quandelacy family members
also use the hummingbird design, but it is executed in a different
style of jewelry.
Dickie and Amy's work is variously described as "raised solid
inlay work" or "raised, carved, three-dimensional channel
inlay." While still working together, Dickie typically did
the silverwork, while Amy did the stonework. Their work was marked
with D. & A. Q.
and Dick Quandelacy (Zuni)
Turquoise and Coral Inlay Men’s Ring
turquoise and coral
Dick Quandelacy (Zuni)
Gold and Sleeping Beauty turquoise
1 in. x 1 in.
Dickie Quandelacy (Zuni)
Silver and Chinese turquoise
1 in. x 1 in.
McManis, Kent. A Guide to Zuni Fetishes and Carvings. Tucson, Ariz.:
Treasure Chest Books, 1995, p. 42, 43.
McManis, Kent. Zuni Fetish Carvers of the 1970s: A Bridge from Past
to Present. Santa Fe: Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, 2006,
p.. 29, 30, 82.
McManis, Kent. A Guide to Zuni Fetishes and Carvings, Volume II: The
Materials & the Carvers. Tucson: Treasure Chest Books, 1998, p.
McManis, Kent. Zuni Fetishes & Carvings, one-volume, expanded
edition. Tucson: Rio Nuevo Publishers, 2004, p. 69, 89, 90, 92.
McFadden, David Revere and Ellen Napiura Taubman, eds. Changing Hands:
Art Without Reservation, 1: Contemporary Native American Art from
the Southwest. London: Merrell Publishers Limited in association with
The American Craft Museum, 2002, p. 142.
Rodee, Marian and James Ostler. The Fetish Carvers of Zuni. Albuquerque:
The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, The University of New Mexico;
and Zuni, NM: The Pueblo of Zuni Arts and Crafts, 1990, p. 60, 61.