Gregory P. Segura Award-Winning Precious Metals Artist
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Traditional Spanish Market 2010

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.  

Gregory’s ancestors 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.

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Taking a break from work with Murphy

What a job!

"I get to hang with my dog and cats all day and pound on metal to create beautiful things. Just knowing that someone will pick out or receive one of my pieces and just love wearing it, makes makes me happy. I love happening upon someone wearing one of my creations. I am especially proud when I see The Survivor's Cross on someone."