September 2010

Teresa was selected as a “Local Treasure.”
Local Treasures 2010 honored seven artists who represent the diversity, community spirit and quality of the over 1,000 artists who live and work in Albuquerque.


teresa archibeque“My work, I believe, is inspired by motifs used by the ancient artisans of Latin American countries. My artistic imagination is sparked by the subtle interweaving of colors, shapes, textures and designs of these indigenous peoples. From these images, along with my own mixed ethnic and cultural background, I attempt to create unique pieces of work that are reflective of me and my surroundings. Based on this, my designs are an attempt to link the past to the present.

As a self taught jeweler, I have been executing my craft for over 40 years. My jewelry is hand fabricated using a variety of traditional silversmith techniques. I incorporate specially chosen semi-precious stones in creating my one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces. My work has been in numerous galleries across the county as well as in juried and invitational arts & crafts shows.

As a native of New Mexico, having spent most of it in the wonderful South Valley of Albuquerque, I am continually exposed to the same spirit of colors and shapes, peoples with rich traditions and art that I hope translates somewhat into my designs. I hope when you select a piece of my work, it takes you on a journey.”