Roy is from the Second Mesa village of Shungopavi, where, watching older silversmiths, he began learning his
craft. Selected to attend the Institute of American Arts in Santa Fe, Roy was influenced by the design style of renowned sculptor, Allan Houser. Perfecting his own unique designs since
the 1970's, he has become an award-winning Hopi artist, recognized world-wide in his own right. He uses the symbol for the Waterbug encompassed by two concentric circles as his hallmark.