artfromabove

artfromabove

Vancouver, Canada · 789 Sales

artfromabove

artfromabove

Vancouver, Canada 789 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(238)

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

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

Justin Rivard

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Justin Rivard

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5 out of 5 stars
(238)
Sue W

Sue W on Nov 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful! Fast easy transaction. Thank you, I will order more and love your rings!

C E

C E on Nov 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

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

Daniel on Nov 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

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.

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Updates

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.

About

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

    Owner

    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 and is affiliated with Vancouver's Lattimer Gallery.

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Last updated on May 13, 2015

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Standard airmail is the default shipping method for this shop. Standard airmail does not come with a tracking number, and the seller is not responsible for any lost mail lacking a tracking number as long as proof of shipment is provided to Etsy and the buyer. Please contact the seller before making a purchase to request traceable shipping.
Refunds and Exchanges
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.