Meet Carl and Denise McClellan

Our Story

Navajo Expressions Arts and Crafts is a 20-year family-owned, home-based business from the Navajo Reservation. 

Since 1999, Navajo Expressions marks the third generation jewelry and craft makers. We continue to create, represent, and market authentic quality-crafted Navajo Art and Jewelry. The long history of our Navajo belief system is entwined within our art that provides aesthetic value in the form of healing and balance to calm, to re-center and ultimately provide a reconnection with oneself and our natural environment, Mother Earth. These practices and concepts coincide with the Navajo concept of HÓZHÓ; the state of harmony, beauty and balance. Creating our arts is our personal expression of HÓZHÓ. 
The shared knowledge of our culture helps us carry our ancestral legacies and provides a deeper understanding that bridges the gap between all cultures and people as well as the ability to provide for our familiesWorking and collaborating with other native artists is a way we continue our K’é teachings; a responsibility to each other within our families, communities, and is a way to honor each other by way of relations as it is our inherent duty as Navajo People.

Above and Beyond

We utilize semi-precious metals, gemstones, clay and local materials to create beautiful arts. Storytelling has been a useful tool to help customers understand the value of the items they purchase. 
 
Our sentimental jewelry and crafts provide years of adornment, historical significance, and value. We want each buyer’s journey to experience the same pride when wearing the pieces or displaying the art in their homes.
Our 17 year old son, Colton McClellon

Cultivating Sparkling Relationships

Navajo Expressions is a business that wants to: sell genuine Indigenous art, support the community, and provide a prosperous, self-sufficient life for our family while living on the Navajo Nation. 
 
As a small business, we value contributing to the local economy by representing 80+ artists’ crafts. We have the ability to create a cycle of interdependency resulting in a self-sufficient community.
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Our sentimental jewelry and crafts provide years of adornment, historical significance, and value.
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Navajo Expressions Arts and Crafts is a 20-year family-owned, home-based business from the Navajo Reservation.
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