Timmy Yazzie is a Navajo/San Felipe/Santo Domingo silversmith. He was taught by his maternal grandfather the traditional ways of life, their history, and religion. His maternal grandmother was a pueblo potter, and his paternal grandfather was a rug maker and silversmith. Timmy studied jewelry making with well-known native artists to include Chalmers Day and Jimmy Harrison. Timmy Yazzie combines his fine inlay and stone work with the pottery designs in his silver overlay work, making his pieces one of a kind.