Justin Rivard

CULTURAL GROUP:
Cree

BORN:
October 11, 1964

BIRTHPLACE:
Nanaimo, BC

In addition to being trained artistically as a carver, Justin Rivard is a trained jeweller. He is dedicated to applying his skills to new and unconventional forms, while using the same media of gold, silver, and semi-precious stones. For example, Justin has created carved business card holders, lighter covers, and cufflinks. He trained with Kwakwaka'wakw artist Ray Dumont for 16 years, and has work in Canadian, American, and Scottish galleries. In 2012, Justin created a box for Lattimer Gallery’s Annual Charity Bentwood Box Event, which was one of the most successful boxes that year. In 2014, Justin was asked by international design firm wings + horns to complete a set of ten limited edition cuffs to celebrate the company's ten year anniversary. These limited edition cuffs sold out in less than one week.