Vancouver, Canada · 854 Sales



Vancouver, Canada 854 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Hand-Made Northwest Coast Native First Nations Items from Vancouver, Canada.


Hand-Made Northwest Coast Native First Nations Items from Vancouver, Canada.

Justin Rivard

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Justin Rivard

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Each item in our shop is hand-engraved using steel gravers. This is a laborious process, so we advise getting your Christmas orders in ASAP to ensure they arrive in time.


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 Rivard


    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 Dawkins

    Customer Service

    Alex manages this Etsy shop and assists with custom requests, packaging, and shipping. He holds a BA and MA in Northwest Coast Native Art.

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Last updated on May 13, 2015

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Returns are not accepted, but exchanges may be considered. Seller is not responsible for damage during shipping. For custom orders and custom labor, no refunds can be given due to the impossibility of resale.