Kristen Dorsey Videos

Using the world around her for inspiration, Kristen Dorsey makes jewelry to be more than just an ornament to wear. Dorsey pulls from her cultural heritage to design handcrafted pieces that mix her Chickasaw visual traditions with style from the California coast. In the videos below, learn more about this talented Native American jewelry designer.

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Kristen Dorsey

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Chickasaw metalsmith, Kristen Dorsey, connects her love of craft to the pride she has for her tribal identity when she creates her jewelry.

Arts and Humanities Month

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Celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month in October by taking one of the classes offered to Chickasaw citizens.

Evolving As An Artist

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From crayons to fabric to steel, Kristen Dorsey's artistic development began at a very young age.

Artist Kristen Dorsey: Finding Inspiration

The Chickasaw Southeastern Art Show & Market
The 2010 SEASAM event at Chickasaw Annual Meeting and Festival brought acclaimed Chickasaw metalsmith and jeweler Kristen Dorsey to Tishomingo.

Artist Kristen Dorsey: Symbolism of Fire and Spider

The Chickasaw Southeastern Art Show & Market
Chickasaw metalsmith and jeweler Kristen Dorsey describes the symbolism in fire and this particular piece.

Inspiration from My Ancestors

Kristen Dorsey
Though Kristen Dorsey was born and raised in Los Angeles, far from the majority of her people, her Chickasaw heritage still holds great meaning.

Stomp Dance Gorget

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Kirsten Dorsey's "Stomp Dance" gorget traces a path through space and time.

Metals and Techniques

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Kristen Dorsey explains the tools of her trade: the torches, the techniques, and the dynamic metals.

Artist Kristen Dorsey: Marine Themes

The Chickasaw Southeastern Art Show & Market
The 2010 SEASAM event at Chickasaw Annual Meeting and Festival brought acclaimed Chickasaw metalsmith and jeweler Kristen Dorsey to Tishomingo.

April 1, 2011 – Jeweler Kristen Dorsey

Chickasaw Nation News
Kristen Dorsey is an accomplished and award-winning Chickasaw metal artist.