Gary Olver

Born in The Pas, Manitoba in 1966, Gary Olver originates from Northern Manitoba (Woodland Cree). He moved to British Columbia in 1975. On a family vacation to visit his uncle, who was stationed at the air force base in Masset, Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), he met a number of the Haida artists, watched the artists working on various projects, and he was inspired by the quality of work in progress.In 1999 he became a full-time carver. His major interest remains in jewellery and miniatures in stone, argillite, ivory, wood and precious metals.