Award-winning Precious Metals
Artist and Santa Fe Native Gregory P. Segura started perfecting his silversmithing skills in the 1990s. He
had served in the U.S. Air Force and worked as a hotel manager, financial planner, and sales manager, but his heart was looking
for a new, more creative career path. In, 2008 Gregory picked up his hammer and lit his torch and never looked back.
Although he had taken a metalworking
class in the 1980s, Gregory’s expertise with silver is largely self-taught. “Working with silver just comes naturally
to me,” he admits. “Sculpting, painting, and carving do not come to me with the ease and understanding I feel
in working with silver and stones. I guess you could say I was born with a silver spoon (I made) in my mouth.”
Gregory’s work reflects
his Spanish and Native American heritage. For each of his original designs, he draws on the legacy of New Mexico’s master
silversmiths as well as rich culture and natural beauty of the region. His work encompasses a wide range of diverse designs,
from traditional to contemporary. No two pieces are identical.
Gregory crafts his pieces by hand from the heaviest gauge sterling silver possible for that piece. Since launching
Santa Fe Silverworks in 2008, he has attracted a loyal following for his attention to quality, detail, and the inherent beauty
of his materials. In 2010, he received the E. Boyd Memorial Award for Originality and Expressive Design at Santa Fe’s
annual Traditional Spanish Market. That same piece, Corazón de Santa Fe, also won in the market’s precious metals
category. That year, 2010, was his debut year juried into the market. In 2013, at Gregory’s forth Traditional Spanish
Market, he was awarded the First Place Blue Ribbon in Precious Metals for his 75ct Ruby Sacred Heart Rosary.
first arrived in Santa Fe around 1624 and he still calls it home with his love and inspiration Debra and their three cats,
Sugar, Benicio del Gato (Lil Buddy) and Wally and Murphy the dog.
You can find more information at his website www.SantaFeSilverworks.com. Every piece you choose was created from the heart and soul of Santa Fe.