Randy Wisla

Randy comes from a long line of Northwest Coast jewelry carvers. As a member of the Carrier Nation, Saik’uz band, Randy has spent a large part of his life learning Northwest Coast cultural art.

From an early age Randy excelled in grade school art classes with his sketches and drawings setting is work apart. In his twenties, Randy began apprenticing with his father, Charles Harper, a well-known master carver. Under his father’s guidance Randy explored formline design, rendering his ideas in two and three dimensions and studio management.

Since these early training days Randy has never looked back. He has carried his career as a jewelry carver and designer in Vancouver. For over fifteen years Randy has been designing wearable, fashionable, stylish and masterful Northwest Coast jewellery in silver, gold, platinum and copper. Randy fused traditional Northwest Coast jewellery design and technique with a contemporary and signatory style. Formline designs are found in Northwest Coast art and are strongly linked to stories, crests, clans and the Native cultures in British Columbia.

8 items

Butterfly Bracelet
Randy Wisla (Carrier)

The butterfly is increasingly popular today in Northwest Coast art. In some stories Butterfly is ...

The butterfly is increasingly popular today in Northwest Coast art. In some stories Butterfly is Raven’s companion, acting as a scout who leads Raven to food sources and uncovers hiding spots.

$110.00

Eagle Bracelet
Randy Wisla (Carrier)

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...

$110.00

Eagle Bracelet
Randy Wisla (Carrier)

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...

$240.00

Hummingbird Bracelet
Randy Wisla (Carrier)

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.

$240.00

Hummingbird Bracelet
Randy Wisla (Carrier)

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.

$110.00

Raven Bracelet
Randy Wisla (Carrier)

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.

$240.00

Raven Bracelet
Randy Wisla (Carrier)

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.

$110.00

Wolf Bracelet
Randy Wisla (Carrier)

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.

$240.00