CRAIG E. WATSON
P.O Box 33
Cortez, CO 81321
Telephone (970) 564-1544 

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CRAIG WATSON

(970) 564-1544
E-mail:   indy@indianweaving.com
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P.O. Box 33
Cortez, CO 81321

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: Craig Watson learned Navajo weaving from three Teec Nos Pos, Arizona Navajo weavers: the two elderly weavers Hannah Howard and Daisy Ute; and Daisy's grandson Roy Kady. Publications span the subjects of Navajo weaving, textile restoration, chemistry and Tibetan Buddhism. He has a 20 year career as chemist and has taught Tibetan language. He writes, weaves and restores Navajo rugs from his studio "Lodge in Space" located in a Cedar and Pinyon grove in the Four Corners region of southwest Colorado - the Heart of Indian Country.
 
 
PROFESSIONAL HISTORY
1969 - present Writer Weaver Restorer of Navajo and Southwestern Textiles
1976 - 1996 Environmental, medical and pharmaceutical chemist.
1975 Instructor, Tibetan language, Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO.
EDUCATION
1996 Self Realization Fellowship 2d Kriya Initiation (Level II: Spinal Techniques), Encinitas, CA
1995 - present Navajo Weaving:  Navajo Reservation and Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
1993 Self Realization Fellowship 1st Kriya Initiation (Level I), Los Angeles, CA
1983 Ordination: Tibetan Buddhist Priesthood, Munich, Germany
1971 - 1983 Tibetan Buddhism study and practice
1977 MA, Inner Asian Studies, Indiana University
1970 BA cum laude , Chemistry, Indiana University


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