Jeff DeMent started making tufa cast jewelry around 2014 after he had completed military service. He was injured in the line of duty, and came back to the U.S. to heal. His work is exquisite, particularly considering the short amount of time since he began working with silver and stones.
Joining with Santa Fe’s new Artists in Residence program, La Fonda will be offering a weekend art experience from November through February that will connect a variety of different New Mexico artists, including many whose work graces our walls, with our guests and visitors right here in the lobby of the hotel. From jewelry-making to basket-weaving to beadwork to painting, come experience the magic of art and interact with the artists as they create their masterpieces and experience first-hand their creative process.