Robert Tait

d. 2018

Robert Tait is a Nisga’a artist born in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada. The Nisga’a nation inhabits the banks of the Nass River located in the northern region of the province.

Robert was born into the Eagle Clan which is considered a primary family crest among coastal Northern Nations. His elder brothers Alver and Norman are renowned carvers who greatly influenced Robert in his formative years. His brother, Alver resides in a small village near the Nass River from whom Robert received a great deal of inspiration and knowledge about his ancestry. As a result, he takes great pride in knowing his language and ceremonial traditions that have helped shape his artwork. Under the guidance and tutelage of his brother Norman, Robert embarked on woodcarving in 1979 while attending a grant program established by the Arts and Crafts Society of British Columbia. After successfully completing this program, Robert progressed to jewelry carving in 1980. He enjoyed working with silver and gold to such an extent, that he continues to pursue engraving on metal over wood.

Robert has developed his own style clearly reminiscent of his ancestry. He enjoys incorporating fine detail into his designing along with achieving dimension by way of a gouging technique. He is best known for his whimsical hummingbird depictions with eloquent foliage. Currently, Robert resides in Vancouver with his family and is pursuing jewelry engraving on a full-time basis.

Throughout his career, Robert has been involved with many public commissions where he acted as one of the principal carvers. Although the projects varied, many involved carving full-sized totem poles to be raised at traditional ceremonial practices. One of the tallest poles, measured over 60 feet in height and is currently displayed at the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois. Additionally, he assisted in carving a full size canoe that was used to travel from Prince Rupert to Kincolith, a small village off the bank of the Nass River.

  • Hummingbird Earrings

    Robert Tait

    $75.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Engraved

  • Hummingbird Wrap Ring

    Robert Tait

    $300.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, 14K Yellow Gold, Engraved

    Size 6

  • Hummingbird Earrings

    Robert Tait

    $140.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Engraved

  • Hummingbird Earrings

    Robert Tait

    $80.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Engraved

  • Hummingbird Wrap Ring

    Robert Tait

    $150.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Engraved

    Size: 6.5

  • Hummingbird Wrap Ring

    Robert Tait

    $150.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Engraved

    Size: 6.5

  • Hummingbird Ring

    Robert Tait

    $150.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Engraved

    Width: 0.25″

    Size: 6.75

  • Hummingbird Ring

    Robert Tait

    $150.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Engraved

    Width: 0.25″

    Size: 7

  • Hummingbird Ring

    Robert Tait

    $150.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Engraved

    Width: 0.25″

    Size: 6.5

     

  • Hummingbird Wrap Ring

    Robert Tait

    $325.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, 14K Yellow Gold, Engraved

    14K Yellow Gold Bead

    Size 6.5

  • Hummingbird Wrap Ring

    Robert Tait

    $325.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, 14K Yellow Gold, Engraved

    Size 7

  • Hummingbird Pendant

    Robert Tait

    $250.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Engraved

  • Hummingbird Pendant

    Robert Tait

    $170.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Engraved

  • Hummingbird Earrings

    Robert Tait

    $140.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Engraved

  • Hummingbird Earrings

    Robert Tait

    $140.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Engraved

  • Hummingbird Earrings

    Robert Tait

    SOLD

    Sterling silver, Engraved

  • Hummingbird Earrings

    Robert Tait

    $95.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Engraved

  • Hummingbird Bracelet

    Robert Tait

    $300.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, 14K Yellow Gold, Engraved

     

  • Hummingbird Wrap Ring

    Robert Tait

    $150.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Engraved

    Size: 7

  • Hummingbird Pendant

    Robert Tait

    $130.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Engraved

  • Hummingbird Pendant

    Robert Tait

    $130.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Engraved

  • Hummingbird Bracelet

    Robert Tait

    $200.00 CAD

    Sterling silver

    0.25 inch

  • Raven with Light Bracelet

    Robert Tait

    SOLD

    Sterling silver

    0.25 inch

  • Killer Whale Bracelet

    Robert Tait

    $225.00 CAD

    Sterling silver

    3/8 inch