Charles Harper

Charlie Harper

Charlie Harper started his professional career over thirty years ago in 1974 creating unique Northwest Coast designs. He is widely known for his work in platinum, gold and sterling silver jewellery. His gold on silver combinations are especially alluring.

Charlie gained his inspiration from Master Carver, Lloyd Wadhams Sr., as well as from George and Dennis Matilpi from the Kwakwaka'wakw (formerly the Kwakiutl) Nation at Alert Bay on Cormorant Island, British Columbia near the Northeast tip of Vancouver Island.

Lloyd Wadhams was taught by Mungo Martin and Willie Seaweed, both very well known andĀ proficient totem pole carvers. In addition to creating jewellery, Charlie is also well known for his totem poles and wood sculptures. A twenty foot high totem of Charlie's was commissioned in 1977 and now stands in Holland sharing the spirit of West Coast Native art. Not long ago, a pole of Charlie's was commissioned and sent to California.

Charles developed his own technique and unique style which expresses his integrity, strength of character and gentle spirit. He favours working with designs of the traditional, strong, powerful and popular totems: the Killer Whale, Thunderbird, Eagle, Bear, Raven and Hummingbird.

Charles now lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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