Dennis Matilpi

Birth Place : Alert Bay 1951-2008

Nation : Kwakiutl

Dennis Matilpi comes from a family of artists and has been carving since 1973, originally taught by his brother, Lloyd Wadhams. He is from the Kwakiutl Nation from a village on the north end of Vancouver Island. Dennis carves mostly with silver and gold and is renowned for the beautiful earrings, pendants, brooches and bracelets that he produces. When he has time he carves with wood and you may find him, at any time, working on a totem pole. His inspiration comes from the natural grace and beauty of his surroundings.