Albert Jake was born in 1959 in the Zuni Pueblo south of Gallup, New
Mexico where he learned silversmithing from his parents. Albert has
been smithing since 1987 and also creates sandpaintings and makes
pottery. During the summers he works as a forest fire fighter. He lives
with his wife and two daughters today in Rahmah, New Mexico, near the
Zuni Pueblo. He signs his work, A.Jake.