Don Lancaster

Don Lancaster is a well-known Northwest Coast jewellery maker. Both he and his brother, John, have developed a distinctive style for which they are widely recognized. His family crests are the Sun, Sisiutl (double-headed sea serpent) and the Wolf.

Lancaster currently lives in Victoria, BC with his family where he is involved with the Kwakwaka’wakw community. He works in a shared studio space with other First Nations artists which allow them to share equipment and exchange ideas. Lancaster has been designing jewelry since 1997 and is currently working full time making silver and gold work. His jewelry can be found in galleries around BC.

4 items

Eagle Bracelet
Don Lancaster (Kwakwaka'wakw)

Eagle is one of the most important beings in the art and mythology of the Northwest Coast. It is ...

Eagle is one of the most important beings in the art and mythology of the Northwest Coast. It is respected for its intel­ligence and power, as well as its extraordinary vision, in both the literal and figurative senses. Eagles in myth are, likewise, usu­ally noble characters. Eagle is revered as a powerful hunter. Groups of mythical Eagles may gather for co-operative whale hunting expeditions, since, unlike the giant Thunderbird, Eagle is not strong enough to hunt whales alone. Eagle may ofte...

$400.00

Hummingbird Bracelet
Don Lancaster (Kwakwaka'wakw)

Hummingbirds are often described in stories as tiny rainbows. They symbolize love, beauty, wealth...

Hummingbirds are often described in stories as tiny rainbows. They symbolize love, beauty, wealth and prestige. Hummingbirds are known as a symbol of good luck to anyone who sees them. Hummingbird can be distinguished by a long pointed beak and is often shown alongside floral elements.

$500.00

Wolf Bracelet
Don Lancaster (Kwakwaka'wakw)

The Wolf is respected for its strength, agility, intelligence, and capacity for devotion. Wolf is...

The Wolf is respected for its strength, agility, intelligence, and capacity for devotion. Wolf is sometimes an agent of transformation and is a popular figure in crest, story, and shamanic art. Wolf is usually portrayed with a long snout, bushy tail, and prominent paws.

$400.00

Wolf Bracelet
Don Lancaster (Kwakwaka'wakw)

The Wolf is respected for its strength, agility, intelligence, and capacity for devotion. Wolf is...

The Wolf is respected for its strength, agility, intelligence, and capacity for devotion. Wolf is sometimes an agent of transformation and is a popular figure in crest, story, and shamanic art. Wolf is usually portrayed with a long snout, bushy tail, and prominent paws.

$180.00