Gilbert Pat was born at Sardis in the Fraser Valley in 1945. With the encouragement of his wife’s family and the influence of Kwakwaka’wakw artist Lloyd Wadhams, Gilbert started carving in 1976.
Although Lloyd Wadhams showed Gilbert how to use the tools of the trade, Gilbert is basically self-taught and engraves silver, gold, and copper jewelry.
This Coast Salish artist also works as a carpenter and fisherman. Gilbert’s sons Jason and Jeff are silversmiths as well. The Pat family now lives in Victoria, B.C.
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