Kwakwaka'wakw-Tlingit artist Corrine Hunt has released a line of abstracted cast jewelry that is both affordable and incredibly unique. The best thing about this line of jewelry is that it is made from a silver-pewter alloy that will not tarnish. Ranging in price from $50-$75 CAD, this is a great opportunity to own something created by the artist who designed the medals for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
Corrine's grandmother is A’neesla’ga (a Tlingit noblewoman from Alaska).
Her uncle is engraver Norman Brotchie. Corrine has lived in the
Vancouver area since 1975, graduating from high school and continuing
her education at Simon Fraser University, majoring in Anthropology.
Norman Brotchie sparked her interest in creating art with his
beautifully hand-engraved jewelry and was instrumental in introducing
her to Kwakwaka'wakw art. Corrine sells to galleries throughout North
America and her work is collected around the world. In 2006, she
designed the logo for the World Peace Forum, which was held in
Vancouver. She also has large installations at Whistler's Hilton Hotel
and at the office for Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC).