Philip Janze

Philip Janze

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Gitxsan
Hazelton, British Columbia

More than 40 years ago, Gitksan artist Philip Janze hammered and carved his first piece of silver out of a coin. That began a lifelong exploration of gold and silver jewelry. Early on he made painstaking efforts to learn from other artists and mastered the technique of repousse. In the decades since, he’s produced a fine body of delicate and intricate pieces that have won him worldwide recognition. He’s also carved wood and made silkscreen prints. Influenced by his grandmother, Flora Martin among others, he is recognized as a leader in the revival of Northwest Coast Art.

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