Announcement Hand-Made Northwest Coast Native First Nations Items from Vancouver, Canada.
Hand-Made Northwest Coast Native First Nations Items from Vancouver, Canada.
cjmenzel on 24 Feb, 2017
BEAUTIFUL! I am very happy with my earrings.
Amazing silverwork, arrived quickly, person loved it
Beautiful and strong. Have worn it everyday and love to contemplate things that it stirs in the mind
Beautiful, arrived quickly. Person who they were given to loved them.
Arrived quickly, beads are very detailed and very beautiful. Excellent craftsmanship
From the Plains to the Coast
Justin Rivard‘s first few years were spent learning the complex Northwest Coast aesthetic system under Kwakwaka'wakw artist Ray Dumont, and bolstering these practical lessons with trips to the library. It was not until 2001 that Justin became a full-time jeweller, after the demand for his work became so great that there was simply not enough time left for a day job. He spent much of the nineties honing his craft, focusing on jewellery-making, and working in B.C. art galleries in an attempt to understand the ins-and-outs of the art world: "My style is a combination of influences. I was born and have lived my whole life on the west coast of British Columbia, but my Native ancestry is Cree. I fluctuate between West Coast and Plains styles. Each offers its own unique quality, stories, and history, and it’s impossible for me to limit myself to just one type of design."
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Justin trained with Kwakwaka'wakw artist Ray Dumont for 16 years and has work in Canadian, American and Scottish galleries. Hailing from Nanaimo, British Columbia, he has been creating hand-engraved jewelry for over 20 years.
Alex manages this Etsy shop and assists with custom requests, packaging, and shipping. He holds a BA and MA in Northwest Coast Native Art and is affiliated with Vancouver's Lattimer Gallery.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards