Dean Larden

Dean Larden is a Coast Salish artist who was born in 1960. He is recognized for his artistic traditional imagery. He works in a variety of mediums, wood carvings, gold and silver jewelry, painting and printmaking.

Dean was recently commissioned by the “Canada Week” committee in Sydney, Australia to create six carvings for sponsors of the event. These carvings are now displayed in the offices of C. P. Airlines, Air Canada, Continental Air, Drake Personnel and Unilever Australia.

Larden is also a fisherman by trade, fishing the West Coast of Vancouver Island for salmon, herring and halibut. He enjoys spending time with his family when he isn’t busy fishing or engraving. His life becomes somewhat hectic, as he has to fill many orders prior to leaving on his fishing trips. Dean’s work is becoming sought after and recognizable as he progresses as a prominent artist.

  • Wolf Wrap Ring

    Dean Larden

    $325.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Abalone shell, Engraved
    Width: 3/8″
    Size: 5.5

  • Ancestor’s Eye Ring

    Dean Larden

    $325.00 CAD

    Sterling Silver, Abalone shell, Engraved
    Width: 1/2″
    Size: 7.5

  • Salish Ancestor’s Eyes Pendant

    Dean Larden

    $925.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Abalone shell
    Repoussé, Chased

    Repoussé (or repoussage) is a metalworking technique in which a malleable metal is shaped by hammering from the reverse side to create a design in low relief.
    Chasing is the opposite of repoussé, and the two are used in conjunction to create a finished piece.

    While repoussé is used on the reverse of the metal to form a raised design on the front, chasing is used to refine the design on the front of the work by sinking the metal. The adjectival form is “chased work”.

    The techniques of repoussé and chasing use the pliability of metal, forming shapes by gradations. There is no loss of metal in the process as it is stretched, not removed, and the surface remains continuous.

    The process is relatively slow but a maximum of form is achieved, with one continuous surface of sheet metal of essentially the same thickness. Direct contact of the tools used is usually visible in the result, a condition not always apparent in other techniques, where all evidence of the working method is eliminated upon polishing.

  • Ancestor’s Eye Wrap Ring

    Dean Larden

    $325.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Abalone shell, Engraved
    Width: 3/8″
    Size: 6.5

  • Salish Ancestor’s Eye Wrap Ring

    Dean Larden

    $250.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Abalone shell, Engraved
    Width: 7/16″
    Size: 7.25

  • Ancestor’s Eye Paddle Pendant

    Dean Larden

    $275.00 CAD

    Sterling Silver, Abalone shell

    Engraved

  • Ancestors Eye Paddle Pendant

    Dean Larden

    $275.00 CAD

    Sterling Silver, Abalone shell

    Engraved

    2.25 x 0.75″

  • Ancestor’s Eye Wrap Ring

    Dean Larden

    $350.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Abalone shell, Engraved
    Width: 5/8″
    Size: 5.75

  • Ancestor’s Eye Cutout Ring

    Dean Larden

    $350.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Abalone shell, Engraved
    Width: 1.25″
    Size: 7.5

  • Eagle Ring

    Dean Larden

    $180.00 CAD

    Sterling Silver, 14K Gold

  • Frog Ring

    Dean Larden

    $300.00 CAD

    Sterling Silver, 14K Gold