Gwaai Edenshaw

Gwaai (Hluugiitgaa) is an Eagle from the Ts'aalth clan.  He was born in 1977 to Jenny Nelson, an author and teacher, and Guujaaw, a drummer, carver and political leader.

The late Bill Reid began mentoring and training him in the traditional forms of Haida art when Gwaai was sixteen.  At the age of nineteen, Gwaai worked on his first totem pole under his father, Guujaaw. It was forty feet tall, and now stands in Indonesia.  Since then, he has worked on three additional poles with his father.

In 2002, Gwaai assisted Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas with his graphic novel, “A Tale of Two Shamans.”  This experience nurtured a penchant for more experimantal themes in Haida art.

As a graduate of Vancouver Community College, Gwaai studied Jewelry Art and Design.  Casting was of particular interest to him and remains his preferred medium to this day.  His works boast a refined and delicate design, complemented with abalone shell embellishment.  His miniature scale jewelry pieces are delicate and intricate, exemplifying his attention to detail. 

  • Bear Pendant

    Gwaai Edenshaw

    Price upon request

    22k Yellow Gold, Abalone

    April 2017

  • “Variations of the Raven Story” Spoon Earrings

    Gwaai Edenshaw

    $160.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Impressed

    Copper (Artist’s Signature Seal)

    Domed

     

  • “NAXIIN” (Haida Chilkat Chief’s Blanket) Earrings

    Gwaai Edenshaw

    $220.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Impressed

    Copper (Artist’s Signature Seal)

    Domed

     

  • “Variations of the Raven Story” Bracelet

    Gwaai Edenshaw

    $490.00 CAD

    Copper, Impressed

    Abalone Finish

  • “NAXIIN” (Haida Chilkat Blanket) Bracelet

    Gwaai Edenshaw

    $340.00 CAD

    Copper, Impressed

  • “The One Who Is Looking Out” (Watchman) Bracelet

    Gwaai Edenshaw

    $360.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Impressed

    Domed

  • “The One Who Is Looking Out” (Watchman) Bracelet

    Gwaai Edenshaw

    $480.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Impressed

     

  • “The One Who Is Looking Out” (Watchman) Bracelet

    Gwaai Edenshaw

    $220.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Impressed

    Double Exposure (Twice Impressed)

     

  • “The One Who Is Looking Out” (Watchman) Bracelet

    Gwaai Edenshaw

    $220.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Impressed

     

  • “Variations of the Raven Story” Bracelet

    Gwaai Edenshaw

    $220.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Impressed

     

  • “Variations of the Raven Story” Sharp Spoon Earrings

    Gwaai Edenshaw

    $160.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Impressed

     

     

     

  • “The One Who Is Looking Out” (Watchman) Earrings

    Gwaai Edenshaw

    $160.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Impressed

    Copper (Artist’s Signature Seal)

     

     

  • “Variations of the Raven Story” Earrings

    Gwaai Edenshaw

    $160.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Impressed

    Copper (Artist’s Signature Seal)

     

     

  • “Variations of the Raven Story” Earrings

    Gwaai Edenshaw

    $160.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Impressed

    Copper (Artist’s Signature Seal)

     

     

  • “The One Who Is Looking Out” (Watchman) Earrings

    Gwaai Edenshaw

    $160.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Impressed

    Copper (Artist’s Signature Seal)

    Domed

     

  • “Variations of the Raven Story” Bracelet

    Gwaai Edenshaw

    $490.00 CAD

    Copper, Impressed

    Domed

    Abalone Finish

  • “NAXIIN” (Haida Chilkat Chief’s Blanket) Bracelet

    Gwaai Edenshaw

    $410.00 CAD

    Copper, Impressed

    Tapered

  • “The One Who Is Looking Out” (Watchman) Bracelet

    Gwaai Edenshaw

    $340.00 CAD

    Copper, Impressed

  • Stone Ribs Totem Pole

    Gwaai Edenshaw

    Price upon request

    Bronze Cast

  • Raven Earrings

    Gwaai Edenshaw

    $6,800.00 CAD

    20K Gold, Abalone shell

  • Abstract Earrings

    Gwaai Edenshaw

    $160.00 CAD

    Sterling Silver

  • Abstract Earrings

    Gwaai Edenshaw

    $160.00 CAD

    Sterling Silver

  • Abstract Earrings

    Gwaai Edenshaw

    $160.00 CAD

    Sterling Silver

  • Moon Amulet

    Gwaai Edenshaw

    $9,800.00 CAD

    22K Yellow Gold, Abalone shell

    Repousse, Chased