The only way to truly appreciate the skill and artistry of the Inuit is to see their work in its original home. You will see how it varies from one community to the next. Techniques, materials and subject matter differ from artist to artist. Working with the resources available to them, Inuit artists, carvers and artisans have fashioned some of the world’s most treasured art and handicrafts. From the traditional soapstone carvings coveted by collectors to intricate leather and bead work, the Inuit produce an amazing volume of extremely high quality work.
Information on local artists, carvers or handicrafts artisans in Chesterfield Inlet, contact local Economic Development Officer at the Hamlet Office phone: (867) 898-9206 E-mail: Economic Development Officer
Makes miniature Ulu made from wood and stainless steel.
Carves antler rings, small brooches, ear rings, and make miniature kamiks or small wall hangings. For information/ inquire phone: (867) 898-9139
Carves traditional Ulu made from hardwood and stainless steel. For information/ inquire phone: (867) 898-9139
Carves antlers and from wood
Carves miniature soapstone carving
Carves miniature soapstone
Carves miniature antler carvings
Carved soapstone and from wood/ antler
Sews small wall hangings
The artisan sews small wall hangings
Miniature Beaded Hats
Artisan sews miniature beaded hats, brooches/ small hangings