Kwak-Waka’wakw (Kwagiutl) carvings tend to have a strong, bold look with deep cut areas. The supernatural bird masks such as the Thunderbird and the Kolus are Kwagiutl creations. Many Kwagiutl artist were born and raised in Alert Bay, BC, Canada.
Coast Salish artists were imaginative artists with ancient traditions in carving.
Paddy was trained in jewelry carving by Lloyd Wadhams.
He was always interested in drawing, then moved into wood carving and from there, into silver and gold. Paddy’s older brothers, Alfred and Norman Seaweed are also well known carvers from the westcoast of Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada.
Paddy Seaweed is an excellent well renowned artist. He designs stunning and unique jewelry with clean, crisp lines. Each piece is signed by the artist making each piece a timeless piece of wearable art.
Many of Paddy’s designs can be viewed and purchased online or see our calendar under “Shows” to visit us personally to see the many other one of a kind pieces.
Birthplace: Alert Bay, BC
Don Lancaster, a member of the Namgis First Nations, began carving at the age of 16.
He watched his uncle Norman Seaweed carve a few times, then began carving on his own. He started out with copper, and then quickly moved on to silver and gold. He is traditional in his artwork, it is all hand carved and polished.
No machines are used in the carving process. Don is always trying new designs and coming up with new ideas, always keeping with the traditional methods.
Travis Henry is a well known Northwest Coast jewellery carver. Travis is one of many Northwest Coast Native artists preserving the traditions of his ancestors.
The Coast Salish Nation inhabits the southern region of British Columbia.
Graham takes the Eagle, a prestigious and high status symbol, as his family crest. He has an intricate carving style and is constantly making new and unique designs. He works in silver and gold.
Graham’s brother, Travis Henry, was his main teacher. He also worked with Patrick Seaweed a well renowned carver from Alert Bay, BC. His favorite design is the Hummingbird.
Graham carves many of our First Nation Silver or Silver and Gold rings. We do not show these online but you are welcome to view these by visiting us directly. Look under “Shows” or “Calendar of Events” to view our extensive selection of one of a kind pieces that do not get into our online store.
Growing up he was surrounded by outstanding artists and carvers and his work reflects their profound influence.
His designs are deeply rooted in tradition but he is always striving to express his own particular style and sets himself the highest standards possible which is clearly evident in his work.
His logo is the Thunderbird which symbolize his roots as a Namgis Artist. He has taken courses with renowned Westcoast artist Tony Hunt of the Kwagulth people. Working in silver and gold he creates many stunning one of a kind pieces.
Harold also designs incredible and unique stained glass creations and many wood sculpting pieces and totem poles.
Gary was born in Alert Bay to Ann and Alfred Seaweed. Growing up, Gary was surrounded by a very artistic family, including his parents and also his uncles and cousins.
Gary is a talented carver and jewelry designer, he trained under the guidance of his father, Alfred Seaweed and uncle, Patrick Seaweed.
Gary has created his own a distinctive style of carving. He is doing wonderful work and we look forward to carrying many pieces by Gary Seaweed.