A terrible loss and honor

In November 2015, my silversmithing teacher died suddenly. John McGahie, master jeweler and adjunct professor at New Mexico Highlands University left us. So, so, so sad.

The day after John’s death, I was asked to teach the remaining weeks of the fall semester. It was a great honor to do this for him, his students and my alma mater.

On a happier note, I just finished this piece that I know would have made John smile.


Mary Colter’s mimbreño crane, now has the head feathers of a heron.

I was asked to teach Jewelry and Metalsmithing at NMHU for the spring semester 2016. Though tickled, I declined.                                                               The tracks beckon…



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