Announcement Hand-Made Northwest Coast Native First Nations Items from Vancouver, Canada.
Hand-Made Northwest Coast Native First Nations Items from Vancouver, Canada.
Sue W on Nov 30, 2016
Absolutely beautiful! Fast easy transaction. Thank you, I will order more and love your rings!
C E on Nov 11, 2016
Such a beautiful ring (to go along with another from this shop.) These are such talented artists, I truly appreciate being able to wear their amazing work.
Daniel on Nov 5, 2016
Beautiful job! Very happy with my purchase! This artist is skilled at what he does (just look at his work). Hand engraving is not easy. Ring has a nice weight to it, also. Worth the price, and shipped quickly, too.
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