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Bruce Bird

Bruce Bird is a self taught antler carver of Metis and Cree ancestry who lives in Qualicum Beach, British Columbia. Bruce first tried his hand at antler carving as a teenager. In 1975 he trained as a saddle and leather carver. He has recently rekindled his interest and passion for[…]

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Charles Brown

Born in Lytton in 1959, Charles has always had an interest in art but never dreamed he would be carving in soapstone. In 1995 he learned some techniques of carving soapstone from Native and Inuit carvers. Amazed and surprised with his first carvings he began a new career as a[…]

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Clifford Bolton

Clifford Bolton is a master carver and well respected Tsimshian elder from Kitsumkalum Nation in northern British Columbia. Clifford began carving as a child in Post Essington, British Columbia, producing model canoes and small model totem poles. In 1976 Clifford began to produce full size canoes with Mark Point of[…]

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Corey Bulpitt

Corey Bulpitt was born in 1978, in Prince Rupert, British Columbia and hails from a long line of Haida artists. Raised in Langley, British Columbia, Corey graduated from the Langley Fine Art School in 1996. Upon graduation, Corey moved to his traditional homeland, Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) to apprentice[…]

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Hollie Bear Bartlett

Hollie Bartlett was born in Terrace, British Columbia and is a member of the Haisla Nation. Her family crest is the Killer Whale. After moving to Vancouver, British Columbia Hollie began her artistic career as a photographer for the First Nations newspaper “Kahtou News – The Voice of BC First[…]

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Jesse Brillon

Born in Prince Rupert, BC in 1972, Jesse began his interest in Haida Art as a boy, influenced strongly by his Haida-Cree heritage and many art books. While accompanying his grandfather on fishing excursions to the islands of Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), the mystical richness of the land unfolded[…]

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Jody Broomfield

Jody Broomfield was born in North Vancouver, British Columbia in September, 1976. He has studied and honed his artistic abilities under the watchful eye of master carver Klatle Bhi and became a full time artist in 1999. Jody enjoys working in many mediums, including wood, glass and metal. Working in[…]

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Marvin Baker

Marvin was born in North Vancouver, British Columbia in 1951. He is a member of the Coast Salish Nation, a cultural group that is represented in the south western region of British Columbia. Under the instruction of artist Howard Williams, Marvin began carving at the age of 15. He prefers[…]

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Noel Brown

Noel Brown was born in Nanaimo, BC in March 1970. Noel began carving in 1994. He received training and inspiration from James Lewis, a prominent Northwest Coast artist. He has also worked and learned from other talented individuals such as Richard Baker, James Baker and Darin Lewis. Noel worked with[…]

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Norman Bentley

Norman Bentley was born in Skidegate, Haida Gwaii in 1968. At the age of 12 Norman began to carve in wood and explore the art of his people. At the age of 20, Norman entered Vancouver’s prestigious Toni Cavelti Jewellery Apprenticeship Program and learned a wide variety of Jewellery techniques.[…]

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Ralph Burgess

Ralph Burgess was born in 1944 to the Tsimshian Nation, at the Gitskan village of Kispiox, B.C. Ralph has always been interested in the Tsimshian art form which portrays the history of his people. He was fascinated by the great totem poles of his village and carved small ones as[…]

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Todd Baker

Todd Jason Baker was born in North Vancouver, British Columbia in 1965. He is the grandson of the (late) great leader and speaker Chief Khot-la-cha (Chief Simon Baker). He has lived most of his life in North Vancouver and completed his high school education and many years of post secondary[…]

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Troy Bellerose

Troy Bellerose was born into the Cree Nation in Picture Butte, Alberta in 1970. Although Troy is not of west coast heritage, he became fascinated with the art form after meeting a number of west coast First Nations artists. One of them was Andrew Morrison of the Nisga’a Nation. Andrew[…]

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Yul Baker

Yul Baker was born in North Vancouver, BC in September 1973 and is of mixed native descent. Yul is an avid athlete and he won a World Championship in lacrosse with the Rochester Nighthawks in 1997. He has been working as an artist since 2003 and has trained with established[…]

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