Event Fine Art Silver

Santa Fe Indian Market – This Weekend! (August 23rd and 24th)

2144-IMtm-01I have been working really hard for this show! One-of-a-kind fine art pieces take time to make, I wish I could post everything I am creating as I make it, but there just isn’t time.

To be in this show has been a dream of mine – and it’s coming true! I am honored and grateful to be one of the chosen artists to be at this event.

This is a big deal!

I hope to see some of you there. If you read my blog, stop by and say “Hello.”

Santa Fe, New Mexico

“The Santa Fe Indian Market is a 92-year-old Native art market. It is the largest and most prestigious Native arts market in the world and the largest cultural event in the southwest. The yearly event is held during the third weekend of August. Over 1,100 Native artists from the U.S. and Canada sell their artwork. The Indian Market attracts 150,000 visitors to Santa Fe from all over the world. Buyers, collectors and gallery owners come to Indian Market to take advantage of the opportunity to buy directly from the artists. For many visitors, this is a rare opportunity to meet the artists and learn about contemporary Indian arts and cultures. Quality and authenticity are the hallmarks of the Santa Fe Indian Market.”

Here is a video of last year’s activities and performances:


August 23rd & 24th, 2014: 93rd Annual Santa Fe Indian Market


Earrings Silver

Brushed Silver and White Pearl Teardrop Earrings

pearl tear earringBrushed Silver and White Pearl Teardrop Earrings

Hand-crafted hollow form earrings of brushed silver are reminiscent of a lotus petal. A pearl nestles gently on the inner opening of each earring.

Stunning! These work well in formal and casual settings.

Each earring is one-of-a-kind. Approximately 1 1/2 inches long by 3/4 inches wide, about 1/8 inch deep. Earring wire is sterling silver. Signed on the back.

Brushed Silver and White Pearl Teardrop Earrings

Earrings Silver

Hand-Hammered Silver and Black Pearl Dangling Earrings

Black pearl earringsHand-Hammered Silver and Black Pearl Dangling Earrings

Black pearls encased in hand-hammered silver have the visual effect of being surrounded by rippling water.

Because these are hand-crafted, no two earrings are alike.

Approximately 3/4 in diameter. Sterling silver. Hand-signed on the back by Matagi Sorensen.


Hand-Hammered Silver and Black Pearl Dangling Earrings

Fine Art Pendant Silver

Triple Goddess Pearls and Brushed Silver Pendant

Triple Pearl GoddessTriple Goddess Pearls and Brushed Silver Pendant

Three white pearls set in an amorphous bowl of brushed silver are softly radiant.

Very feminine.

One-of-a-kind, hand-crafted. Approximately two inches long by an inch wide, a quarter inch deep. Shown here with a 16 inch 7-strand omega necklace. Hand-signed on the back by Matagi Sorensen.



Prescott Indian Art Market is Happening THIS WEEKEND!


Sharlot Hall Indian MArketSharlot Hall 17th ANNUAL PRESCOTT INDIAN ART MARKET — July 12 & 13, 2014 – JURIED SHOW

415 W Gurley St, Prescott, Arizona 86301
Phone: 928-445-3122

The 17th Annual Prescott Indian Art Market will be held in the cool gardens of the Sharlot Hall Museum on July 12 & 13. The setting provides a beautiful backdrop for the show’s impressive Indian-art. Featured are exquisite carvings, ceramics, sculpture, paintings, hand-woven baskets, blankets, and distinctive jewelry.  Artists producing traditional and contemporary artwork are juried by distinguished American Indian artists. The Prescott Indian Art Market is one of the Southwest’s premier Indian-art Markets.

Come on down and visit me! I would love to see you!! 

Awards Event Silver

2013 in review – Thanks for a Great Year!

ring (c) Holly Troy2013 was a great year. I had some evolutionary leaps in my creative process and am excited to see where next year takes me.

I also had some firsts last year. I showed at The Heard Museum in Phoenix, the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, the Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City, and at the Autry Museum in Los Angeles. All of the shows were juried.

reticulated AAA.300dpi.sorensen copy.htrAt the Prescott Art Museum Indian Market my Hollow Form Reticulated Silver Necklace won an award in the jewelry category.

I also proudly donated a piece for the 18th Annual Night for life Gala, a fundraising event for the Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS.

One of the most exciting things for me was traveling to Holland and speaking at the Netherlands Association for North American Indians (NANAI) 40th Anniversary Celebration. I spoke about my life and work, Yavapai-Apache history, and gave a metals demonstration.

In 2010, Leo Van Kints of President of NANAI and Jan Ketelaars, Dutch film maker, came to the United States to make a documentary film called On the Same Ground about modern North American Indians. They spent four days filming and interviewing my family and me in northern Arizona. Parts of the film where I was featured were finished this year, and it looks like they are intending to finish interviewing and editing in 2014.

silver lace cuff.AMy work continues to evolve. I am looking forward to showing in more places in 2014, meeting more people, and of course, expanding my repertoire of jewelry and printmaking.

Looking forward to seeing you in the year to come!

Happy New Year! All the best for health, love, abundance, creativity, and happiness!

Thank you for reading.

Matagi and Seraphina (c) 2013Matagi (and Seraphina)





Below is the 2013 Report from WordPress.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Pendant Silver

Sterling Silver Organic Line Pendant

filligree.2Sterling Silver Organic Line Pendant

Sterling silver pendant has a fluid, flowing organic line. Brushed to a pearl-like sheen.

Very feminine.

Approximately three inches long. Shown here on a 16 inch omega necklace. Signed on the back.

Bracelet Silver

Solid Silver Cuff

cuffSolid Silver Cuff

A brushed silver lip opens to highly polished silver in the simple yet stunning cuff. The cuff is meant to sit low on the wrist and has a substantial weight. The curved rounded inner side of the bracelet makes this piece extremely comfortable to wear.


Signed on the inside. Matagi Sorensen signature design.

Solid Silver Cuff

Copper Fine Art Pendant Silver

Mokume Hollow Form Pendant – Arrow

mokume arrowMokume Hollow Form Pendant – Arrow

Hand-crafted silver and copper mokume is cradled by brushed silver in this hollow form pendant. Organic shapes create a unique, one-kind-only piece. Over time, the copper will deepen in color, making this an ever-changing pendant.

Approximately three inches long, about an inch wide, and a quarter-inch deep. Signed on the back. Shown here with a seven-strand silver omega necklace. Signed on the back.

Mokume Hollow Form Pendant – Arrow

Copper Earrings Silver

Married Metals Dangling Earrings

married danglersMarried Metals Dangling Earrings

Red hot copper married to cool silver is a bold contrast in these dangling earrings. The organic line of the married edge is further enhanced by the raw copper, which will deepen in color over time.

Hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind earrings. Approximately two-and-a-half inches long. Signed on the back.

Married Metals Dangling Earrings

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