Kelvin Thompson

Kelvin Thompson grew up surrounded by many artists, including Garry Meeches and Isaac Bignel. He first began to work in the style of the Northwest Coast in 1978 carving with Barry Wilson, Derek Wilson and Henry Robertson, all well-known artists from the Haisla Nation, of which Thompson was adopted into.

Thompson now almost entirely focuses his career around jewellery-making. His work is known for its detail and precision and his designs are creative and complex. Thompson has also worked in a teaching role, and has influenced other young carvers in this capacity. He has established himself as one of the top jewelry carvers working in the Northwest Coast today.

16 items

Double Eagle Ring
Kelvin Thompson (Ojibway)

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...

$1,400.00

Eagle Bracelet
Kelvin Thompson (Ojibway)

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...

$700.00

Eagle Bracelet
Kelvin Thompson (Ojibway)

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...

$700.00

Halibut Pendant
Kelvin Thompson (Ojibway)

$450.00

Hummingbird Bracelet
Kelvin Thompson (Ojibway)

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.

$600.00

Hummingbird Bracelet
Kelvin Thompson (Ojibway)

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.

$400.00

Killer Whale and Raven Bracelet
Kelvin Thompson (Ojibway)

Raven is central to coastal mythology. As a culture hero, a transformer, and a trickster, his adv...

Raven is central to coastal mythology. As a culture hero, a transformer, and a trickster, his adventures at the beginning of time released the sun and the moon and brought the world into existence. Raven is identified by its straight beak and lack of ears or plumage on the head.Killer Whales are widely considered clan ancestors. Living in human form in undersea villages, killer whales are often thought to be the reincarnations of great chiefs and are associated with wealth, unity and travel. ...

$400.00

Killer Whale Bracelet
Kelvin Thompson (Ojibway)

Killer Whales are widely considered clan ancestors. Living in human form in undersea villages, ki...

Killer Whales are widely considered clan ancestors. Living in human form in undersea villages, killer whales are often thought to be the reincarnations of great chiefs and are associated with wealth, unity and travel. Some prominent characteristic traits of Killer Whale are a rounded snout, blowhole, a dorsal fin, pectoral fins and a tail.

$600.00

Killer Whale Ring
Kelvin Thompson (Ojibway)

Killer Whales are widely considered clan ancestors. Living in human form in undersea villages, ki...

Killer Whales are widely considered clan ancestors. Living in human form in undersea villages, killer whales are often thought to be the reincarnations of great chiefs and are associated with wealth, unity and travel. Some prominent characteristic traits of Killer Whale are a rounded snout, blowhole, a dorsal fin, pectoral fins and a tail.

$1,200.00

Killer Whale Ring
Kelvin Thompson (Ojibway)

Killer whales are widely considered clan ancestors. Living in human form in undersea villages, ki...

Killer whales are widely considered clan ancestors. Living in human form in undersea villages, killer whales are often thought to be the reincarnations of great chiefs and are associated with wealth.

$1,400.00

Otter and Sea Urchin Bracelet
Kelvin Thompson (Ojibway)

Otter is intelligent, resourceful and agile, and is among the most playful of all creatures. Otte...

Otter is intelligent, resourceful and agile, and is among the most playful of all creatures. Otter images often serve as symbols of laughter and light heartedness on the Northwest Coast.

$800.00

Raven Bracelet
Kelvin Thompson (Ojibway)

Raven is central to coastal mythology. As a culture hero, a transformer, and a trickster, his adv...

Raven is central to coastal mythology. As a culture hero, a transformer, and a trickster, his adventures at the beginning of time released the sun and the moon and brought the world into existence. Raven is identified by its straight beak and lack of ears or plumage on the head.

$400.00