Jay Simeon

Jay Simeon was born in 1976 in Fort McLeod, Alberta. His mother is Blackfoot and his father is Haida from the now-abandoned village of Kiusta, he is of the Kaawaas branch of the Sdast’a.aas Eagle clan. Simeon spent his early childhood with his mother in Alberta, before moving to Vancouver with his father.

Simeon apprenticed under his aunt, Haida Artist Sharon Hitchcock when he was fourteen and learned jewellery-making with Dwayne Simeon. He continued studying Northwest Coast design through books and visits to museums.

Simeon's excellence in design has been applied to different materials, producing serigraphs, sculpture, masks and panels. He is an accomplished carver in multiple scales and mediums and it is in his jewellery that he has established himself at the forefront of Northwest Coast design. His work in gold, silver, bone and argillite incorporate a variety of techniques in order to create some of the most intricate and beautifully carved jewelry in the Northwest Coast art world. His care for detail, coupled with a strong ability for design, makes his among the best and most exciting work of his generation.  

9 items

Bear Cufflinks
Jay Simeon (Haida)

Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and animals that are...

Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and animals that are related to crest symbols. Crests have been passed down through families and have varying meanings depending on the context and association with a nation, clan, or family. The figures depicted in contemporary Northwest Coast Indigenous artwork also have varying meanings but there are some common characteristics from a range of sources, including oral histories and artist descriptions. Bear is one ...

$13,000.00

Bear Totem Pendant
Jay Simeon (Haida)

Edition 5/5 Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and ani...

Edition 5/5 Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and animals that are related to crest symbols. Crests have been passed down through families and have varying meanings depending on the context and association with a nation, clan, or family. The figures depicted in contemporary Northwest Coast Indigenous artwork also have varying meanings but there are some common characteristics from a range of sources, including oral histories and artist descriptions....

$5,500.00

Beaver Totem Pendant
Jay Simeon (Haida)

Edition /5 Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and anim...

Edition /5 Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and animals that are related to crest symbols. Crests have been passed down through families and have varying meanings depending on the context and association with a nation, clan, or family. The figures depicted in contemporary Northwest Coast Indigenous artwork also have varying meanings but there are some common characteristics from a range of sources, including oral histories and artist descriptions.B...

$5,500.00

Butterfly Bracelet
Jay Simeon (Haida)

Repoussé is a technique that involves hammering the material from the backside of the piece to cr...

Repoussé is a technique that involves hammering the material from the backside of the piece to create an image in high relief on the front of the piece. The technique is often accompanied by chasing, which is when the work is indented on the frontside to create concave sections of the design. Together, these techniques result in a sculptural work with exceptional depth and dimension. There are only a handful of artists that use these techniques on the Northwest Coast.   Indigenous artwork on ...

$15,000.00

Deep Sea Frog Pendant
Jay Simeon (Haida)

Edition /9 Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and anim...

Edition /9 Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and animals that are related to crest symbols. Crests have been passed down through families and have varying meanings depending on the context and association with a nation, clan, or family. The figures depicted in contemporary Northwest Coast Indigenous artwork also have varying meanings but there are some common characteristics from a range of sources, including oral histories and artist descriptions.F...

$6,500.00

Frog Pendant
Jay Simeon (Haida)

Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and animals that are...

Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and animals that are related to crest symbols. Crests have been passed down through families and have varying meanings depending on the context and association with a nation, clan, or family. The figures depicted in contemporary Northwest Coast Indigenous artwork also have varying meanings but there are some common characteristics from a range of sources, including oral histories and artist descriptions.Frog is a cre...

$1,250.00

Frog Stud Earrings
Jay Simeon (Haida)

Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and animals that are...

Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and animals that are related to crest symbols. Crests have been passed down through families and have varying meanings depending on the context and association with a nation, clan, or family. The figures depicted in contemporary Northwest Coast Indigenous artwork also have varying meanings but there are some common characteristics from a range of sources, including oral histories and artist descriptions.Frog is a cre...

$2,500.00

Raven with a Broken Beak Pendant
Jay Simeon (Haida)

The bezel includes forty 5pt diamonds.   Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often ...

The bezel includes forty 5pt diamonds.   Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and animals that are related to crest symbols. Crests have been passed down through families and have varying meanings depending on the context and association with a nation, clan, or family. The figures depicted in contemporary Northwest Coast Indigenous artwork also have varying meanings but there are some common characteristics from a range of sources, including oral histor...

$15,000.00

Sea Monster Bracelet
Jay Simeon (Haida)

$2,500.00