Lane Coulter has a masters degree in fine arts and is a metalsmith. He has held teaching positions at the University of Oklahoma and the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe. He is the editor of Navajo Saddle Blankets: Textiles to Ride in the American West.
Maurice Dixon Jr. has an MFA and is a tinsmith himself. A resident of Santa Fe, he has a long-time association with galleries representing the regional folk arts of New Mexico.