Tommy Jackson was born in Phoenix, Arizona on January 20, 1958. He is a full blooded Navajo from Chinle, Arizona. Tommy learned the art of silversmithing form his mother and father, Martha and Gene Jackson
He works both in gold and silver and has won numerous awards for his beautiful and unique jewelry such as the Heard Museum Show in Phoenix, Santa Fe Indian Market and The Museum of Northern Arizona. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.
In recent years he has been teaching at Wide Ruins Community School. He teaches Navajo children Navajo reading, writing, history, culture and arts and crafts. Many of his former students are now established jewelers themselves.
He is married to a beautiful woman named Marie Jackson and they have seven children and reside in Ganado, Arizona. He is now working on jewelry full-time with his children and wife.