Welcome. I am Colin Coonsis, a jeweler since the age of 8. I have been
recognized by a number of institutions and individuals who have viscerally and collectively influenced me through
their own appreciation and passion for art. Though my work is mostly appreciated for Zuni styles the nature in which
I express myself through my work attests to the passion and drive that I have only begin to realize as an artist.
I am honored and humbled to call myself an artist but only recently have I realized that I am an artist. By using jewelry
making techniques that span several generations and a wordly influence, I have delved into an universe of art entwined with
culture, legacy, and tradition that I want to share with the world. This is a legacy I feel I must carry on as an artist,
and this is the legacy that I carry on through my own interpretations of art. - Colin Coonsis 2011