Shawn Edenshaw

Shawn Edenshaw is a young carver of notable talent. He is the great-great grandson of renowned Haida artist, Charles Edenshaw, who was famous for his argillite carvings and silver work. Shawn was introduced to the work of Robert Davidson and The Rainbow Creek Dance group at a young age. It was with this highly skilled dance group that Edenshaw learned about the traditions, songs, and dances of his Haida culture.

Edenshaw drew early inspiration from celebrated artists Bill Reid, Jim McGuire, Nelson Cross, Gary Wilson, as well as his father, Jim Edenshaw. Shawn started carving in copper at the age of twelve―cutting and shaping this metal was how he began working in jewellery. Today, he works primarily in silver and gold, although he enjoys learning new mediums. His silver and gold pieces are engraved with crests and symbols of historical and cultural significance to the Haida people.

Edenshaw continues his career as a jewellery carver by increasing his knowledge in the medium. He's expanded his work in other materials, such as glass, steel, and wood. His largest work to date, a 6' glass installation, can be found at the Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver. 

23 items

Hummingbird Ring
Shawn Edenshaw (Haida)

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.

$850.00

Hummingbird Ring
Shawn Edenshaw (Haida)

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.

$850.00

Hummingbird Ring
Shawn Edenshaw (Haida)

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.

$850.00

Hummingbirds and Flower Bracelet
Shawn Edenshaw (Haida)

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.

$250.00

Killer Whale and Salmon Ring
Shawn Edenshaw (Haida)

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
Shawn Edenshaw (Haida)

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.

$850.00

Killer Whales Ring
Shawn Edenshaw (Haida)

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.

$1,160.00

Raven Ring
Shawn Edenshaw (Haida)

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.

$900.00

Raven Ring
Shawn Edenshaw (Haida)

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.

$850.00

Split Killer Whale Ring
Shawn Edenshaw (Haida)

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

Split Killerwhale Bracelet
Shawn Edenshaw (Haida)

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.

$4,600.00