Porfilio Sheyka (1938 - ) and Ann Sheyka (1943 - )

Porfilio and Ann Sheyka started working together in 1961. Ann Sheyka, who learned from her mother, does both silverwork and stonework, and Porfilio assists her. The extremely fine detail of their work is achieved by etching the stones after they are inlaid. They sign their work with P SHEYKA.

  Hawk Design Bolo
Porfilio and Anne Shekya (Zuni)
Silver, coral, jet, mother-of-pearl, turtle shell, leather
1978
2 in. x 4.25 in. x 19.75 in. long
KMA 89.016.602A
 
Owl Design Bolo
Porfilio and Anne Shekya (Zuni)
Silver, jet, abalone, mother-of-pearl, tiger shell, leather
c. 1977
3 in. x 3.5 in. x 20 in. long
KMA 89.016.674
 
  Hawk Design Buckle
Porfilio and Anne Shekya (Zuni)
Silver, coral, jet, mother-of-pearl, turtle shell, leather
1978
4.5 in. x 2.75 in.
KMA 89.016.602B
Pin
Porfilio Shekya (Zuni)
Silver, turquoise, mother-of-pearl, jet/onyx
no date
2.625 in. x 1.25 in.
KMA 89.016.741
 
Pin
Porfilio Shekya (Zuni)
Jet, coral, turquoise, shell stone, silver
no date
1.5 in. x .61 in.
KMA 89.016.964
 

Sources:
Bassman, Theda. Zuni Jewelry. West Chester, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1992, p. 31.
Levy, Gordon. Who’s Who In Zuni Jewelry. Denver: Western Arts Publishing Co., 1980, p. 17.
Schaaf, Gregory. American Indian Jewelry I: 1200 Artist Biographies. Santa Fe, NM: CIAC Press, 2003, p. 287.
Schiffer, Nancy. Jewelry By Southwest American Indians: Evolving Designs. West Chester, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1990, p. 100.
Wright, Barton. Hallmarks of the Southwest. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2000, p. 154.