Joe Jack

Joe Jack

Coast Salish artist, Joe Jack is an Indian Status Band Member of the Cowichan Tribes. He was born and raised on the Cowichan Indian Reserve where his parents lived. His father was the Late Don Elliott from Deer Home Reserve in Glenora and his mother is Adeline Jack originally from the Quamichan Reserve.

Joe carries two Indian names. The first pronounced 'Tthets' which came from his grandfather Joseph Jack and the other 'Luh leh ulug' from his granduncle Joseph Edwards. These names, Joe will pass on to his sons.

Joe was sent to an Indian Residential school as a child and then attended Port Alberni Residential school from 1970-72. Since then he has stayed deep within his Indian community. At 15 he began carving in wood as a hobby and at 26 began carving full time with mainly gold and some silver. The spectacular beauty and history of his community inspires him to carve distinctive elegant works of traditional Salish art.

For nearly 20 years Joe has created exemplary wedding rings, bracelets, earrings and pendants. His excellent works have gained him world-wide respect.

He is a very spiritual man who enjoys communion with nature wherein the spirits of his ancestors live.  He sits atop Mt Tzouhalem and wonders at the rich history and the beautiful valley where he helps raise his children.

Instock Processing Time: 2 - 5 days

Inquired Processing Time: 4 - 6 weeks