Fritz Casuse, originally from Twin Lakes, New Mexico, is an award-winning Navajo designer. Fritz graduated from the Institute of American Indian Arts with an associate of Fine Arts in the Two and Three Dimensional Programs.
Inspired by his late father, Joel G. Casuse, who was a carpenter and welder, Fritz was well-equipped to incorporate his sculpting degree into jewelry making. He is noted in saying that he likes to create “something you can walk through” in his jewelry, highlighting the dimension and texture. Each one of his pieces is like wearing a sculpture that beautifully focuses on color and balance.
Fritz has received many awards, and has been recognized for his complex contemporary style, by the Heard Museum Indian Fair and Market and Santa Fe Indian Market. He currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his wife and son where he continues to create.