Clarence Mills

Clarence Mills is a member of the Haida nation, a group that inhabits the northern coast of British Columbia. Born into the Wilson family at Skidegate, Queen Charlotte Islands in 1958, he is a member of the Eagle Clan and takes the Split Raven and Grizzly Bear as his crests. His grandfather, Jimmy Wilson, was hereditary Chief Skedans. His great-grandfather, carver Henry Young, gave him his Haida name – Gahghinskuss, meaning ‘out of your own land’. With guidance from his uncle, Doug Wilson, Clarence began studying traditional Haida art at the age of eighteen. He has since produced carvings in ivory, Argillite and wood, including monumental-size totem poles for international events, as well as engraved jewelry and limited-edition serigraph prints.

Over the past 20 years, Clarence has established himself both abroad, in the United States and Europe, as well as in Canada. Most recently, Clarence carved a full size pole for the Louvre in France, where he met the French Prime Minister, Jacques Chirac, at the pole’s raising.

Clarence incorporates the traditional designs of his people with a contemporary feel. He is well known for his simplistic and distinctive style that reflects traditional Haida images.

Clarence’s work is sought-after by many collectors of high quality artwork, both on local and international levels.

  • Haida Sun

    Clarence Mills

    $95.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Edition of 199

    2018

    Unframed

  • Haida Beaver Totem

    Clarence Mills

    $100.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Edition of 199

    2016

    Unframed

  • Haida Eagle Glass Totem

    Clarence Mills

    Price upon request

    Glass, etched and sandblasted

  • Haida Bear & Human Glass Totem

    Clarence Mills

    Price upon request

    Glass, etched and sandblasted

  • Haida Raven Glass Totem

    Clarence Mills

    Price upon request

    Glass, etched and sandblasted

  • Spirit Button Wrap, Bear Design (Espresso)

    Clarence Mills

    $200.00 CAD

    This beautiful Spirit Button Wrap comes from the “Spirit Collection” by fashion designer Chloe Angus. The design is by Haida artist Clarence Mills. This wrap can be worn in various ways and is made of 85% Acrylic and 15% wool, with Abalone shell buttons.

    Chloe’s vision is to create a high fashion collection incorporating art by utilizing jewelry, screen printing and stitching to subtly highlight ancient First Nations art techniques. In attempt to unite the cultures and artist’s that she works with, Chloe Angus Design donates a percentage of each Spirit piece to the Vancouver Aborginal Friendship Centre.

    Colour: Espresso

    Sizes: Regular (24.5 x 65″); Long (24.5 x 80.5″)

    Crest figures: Bear, Eagle & Moon, Salmon, Raven and Formline (modern) – please contact us regarding availability

     

     

  • Raven Moon & Frog -Gold [Framed]

    Clarence Mills

    $315.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Edition of 21/100

    2008

    Framed

     

  • Haida Frog

    Clarence Mills

    $65.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Edition of 199

    2002

    Unframed

  • Raven, Moon and Frog -Silver

    Clarence Mills

    $120.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Edition of 100

    2000

    Unframed

     

  • Raven, Moon and Frog -Gold

    Clarence Mills

    $120.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Edition of 100

    2000

    Unframed

     

  • Raven, Moon and Frog -Copper

    Clarence Mills

    $120.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Edition of 100

    2000

    Unframed