The Authors

Diana F. Pardue

Curator of Collections at the Heard Museum

Author of:

• "A Symphony in Silver and Stone: The Helen Cox Kersting Collection of Jewelry" Generations: The Helen Cox Kersting Collection of Southwestern Cultural Arts (2010), Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art.

• Contemporary Southwestern Jewelry (2007), Gibbs Smith Publisher.

• Shared Images: The Innovative Jewelry of Yazzie Johnson & Gail Bird (Feb 2007), Museum of New Mexico Press.

• The Cutting Edge Contemporary Southwest Jewelry and Metalwork (1997), Heard Museum.

• Inventing the Southwest: The Fred Harvey Company and Native American Art [Paperback], with Kathleen L. Howard, Heard Museum (1996), Northland Press.

• "Marketing Ethnography: The Fred Harvey Indian Department and George A. Dorsey" The Great Southwest of the Fred Harvey Company and the Santa Fe Railway (1996), Heard Museum.

• Chispas: Cultural Warriors of New Mexico [Contemporary Hispanic Artists of Northern New Mexico] (1992), Heard Museum.


Norman L. Sandfield

Internationally known collector and antique dealer based in Chicago, specializing in fine antique and contemporary netsuke since 1978.

Website:, a gateway to netsuke information for the 21st century.

Other Publications:

• Old Traditions in New Pots: Silver Seeds from the Norman L. Sandfield Collection, by Tricia Loscher (Paperback, Aug 2007) contains the work of more than seventy contemporary Native artists; distributed by Museum of New Mexico Press.

• The Ultimate Netsuke Bibliography: An Annotated Guide to Miniature Japanese Carvings, (Paperback, July 1999). With more than 4,400 bibliographic records on netsuke related publications, has been called the most important publication in the netsuke field in almost 20 years.

Ichiro Master Netsuke Carver, with Huey G. Shelton (Paperback, November, 2009).