Gerry Marks

Born in 1949, Gerry Marks grew up in Vancouver, largely unaware of his Haida artistic traditions. Subsequent to meeting Bill Reid and discovering, at the young age of twenty, the fine metalwork of his grandfather, John Marks, he began to focus his energy on understanding this tradition.

Marks began a formal study of Pacific Northwest Coast design with Freda Diesing in Prince Rupert in 1971. He later spent time at the Kitanmax School of Northwest Coast Indian Art in Hazelton. Through self-study and influence by other artists, Marks developed his metalworking skills, paying particular attention to the technique of repose.

In 1977, Marks carved a twenty-five foot totem pole with Francis Williams and spent four months in Masset, his mother’s village, working with Robert Davidson on the Charles Edenshaw memorial house front that had been commissioned by the National Historic Sites of Canada. This experience renewed Gerry Marks’ understanding of the importance of wood carving to his own artistic development, particularly as it brings him back to an appreciation of the work of the traditional Haida master carver.

Gerry Marks is one of the finest jewelry artists on the Northwest Coast. His highly abstracted designs, flowing form lines and relief carving style are his hallmark.

  • Killerwhale & Thunderbird Ring

    Gerry Marks

    $320.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Engraved
    Tapered
    Width: 1/2″
    Size: 8.75

  • Raven Transforming Ring

    Gerry Marks

    $320.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Engraved
    Tapered
    Width: 1/2″
    Size 10.5

  • Killerwhale Pendant

    Gerry Marks

    Price upon request

    18K Yellow Gold, Engraved

  • Eagle & Human Ring

    Gerry Marks

    $1,380.00 CAD

    14K Yellow Gold, Engraved

    Tapered

    3/8″ width

    Size 5.5

  • Raven Transforming Bracelet

    Gerry Marks

    $950.00 CAD

    Sterling Silver, Engraved

  • Raven Transforming Into Human Bracelet

    Gerry Marks

    $900.00 CAD

    Sterling Silver, Engraved

  • 88. Human Transforming Into Killerwhale Bracelet

    Gerry Marks

    $1,400.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Engraved

  • Raven Ring

    Gerry Marks

    $320.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Engraved
    Tapered
    Width: 1/2″
    Size: 10

  • Eagle Ring

    Gerry Marks

    $320.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Engraved
    Tapered
    Width: 1/2″
    Size: 8

  • Human Transforming Into Raven Bracelet

    Gerry Marks

    $1,400.00 CAD

    Sterling Silver, Hand Engraved

  • Raven Finned Killerwhale Ring

    Gerry Marks

    $320.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Engraved
    Tapered
    Width: 1/2″
    Size: 8.5

  • Thunderbird Ring

    Gerry Marks

    $320.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Engraved
    Tapered
    Width: 1/2″
    Size: 8.25

  • Raven Transforming Into Human Bracelet

    Gerry Marks

    $900.00 CAD

    Sterling Silver

  • Raven Ring

    Gerry Marks

    $320.00 CAD

    Sterling Silver, Engraved

    1/2" width

    Tapered

    Size 11.25

  • Eagles Bracelet

    Gerry Marks

    $4,900.00 CAD

    14K Yellow Gold, Engraved

    Tapered

  • 60. Thunderbird Barrette

    Gerry Marks

    $825.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Engraved

    0.75 x 3.5′

  • Wolf Barrette

    Gerry Marks

    $825.00 CAD

    Sterling Silver, Engraved

     

  • Thunderbird & Killerwhale Bracelet

    Gerry Marks

    $960.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Engraved

  • Killerwhale Bracelet

    Gerry Marks

    $700.00 CAD

    Sterling Silver, Engraved

  • Thunderbird Ring

    Gerry Marks

    $320.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Engraved
    Tapered
    Width: 1/2″
    Size: 7

  • 58. Dogfish Bracelet

    Gerry Marks

    $4,500.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Engraved

    2 x 7.25″

  • 61. Killerwhale Barrette

    Gerry Marks

    $825.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Engraved

    0.75 x 3.5″

  • Thunderbird Bracelet

    Gerry Marks

    $960.00 CAD

    Sterling Silver, Engraved

  • Raven & Human Bracelet

    Gerry Marks

    $700.00 CAD

    Sterling Silver, Engraved