Randy Wisla


October 16, 1970

Vanderhoof, BC

Randy Wisla is a member of the Saik'uz band of the Carrier Nation. He finds personal strength and inspiration from his culture and his elders. He is an active member in his community, and he often participates in sweat lodges, as well as pipe and smudge ceremonies. Randy is the son of master Carrier carver Charles Harper, and he apprenticed with him in his twenties. Charles and Randy are both known for their silver and gold jewellery. While Randy began creating jewellery as a hobby, his talent and determination encouraged him to turn this hobby into a full-time career. He states that one of his goals is to inspire younger generations and to teach. Actors such as Steven Segal, Tantoo Cardinal, and Adam Beach own pieces by Randy.