Born circa 1960, This Hopi jeweler is a member of the Bear clan. Philbert Poseyeswa began making jewelry while in his teenage years. He was taught by Glen Lucas of the Hopi Silvercraft Guild up at Second Mesa, Arizona.
Poseyesva's first awards were noted as early as 1991 and 1992. His work is included in the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. His work has been exhibited at three impressive institutions: The Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis; the Southwest Museum in Los Angeles and the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
"Phil Poseyesva is respected as a top Hopi jeweler. He is known for using highly abstract Hopi symbols--representing rain, corn, birds and kachinas--combined with his bold use of color." Gregory Schaaf's book American Indian Jewelry III: M-Z 2,100 Artist Biographies