Featuring Gilbert Pat

Artist Gilbert Pat

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 essentially 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.

Prices range from $69.95 to $249.95

Museum at Campbell River respectfully acknowledges the Liǧʷiɫdax̌ʷ First Nation, on whose traditional lands we work to preserve, interpret and share the collective human history of North Vancouver Island. The Liǧʷiɫdax̌ʷ First Nation is comprised of the We Wai Kai, Wei Wai Kum and Kwiakah First Nations. Our closest neighbors are the Coast Salish Xwemalhkwu, Klahoose and K’ómoks First Nations.

These nations have close connections to the land where Campbell River is located today.

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