Gail Bird (1949--) and Yazzie Johnson (1946--) have known one another since childhood and have been designing jewelry together for over thirty years. They both studied at University of California Berkeley and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Their designs center around high quality gemstones. The inspiration for the majority of their pieces can be found with the designs of prehistoric Native Americans, yet Bird and Johnson remain some of the most innovative jewelers working today. Their designs echo the past, but display exquisite modernity. Pieces of theirs can be found nationwide in many permanent museum collections. They have also won numerous awards for their jewelry.
They currently live in Ojo Caliente, NM.