Joe Mandur Jr.

Joe is an artist experienced with the mediums of stone, wood, metal and paper.

He began carving in 1979, as a novice, working with carvers in the Pacific Northwest of British Columbia. Over the years he learned much, but there were gaps in his learning. He followed his drive for excellence, saved his earnings, and attended the Kitanmax School of Northwest Coast Art in Hazelton for three years, graduating in 1997. “Art gives voice to the conformist and non-conformist in his personality; his intelligence and wit shine through in his pieces.” Joe says that being a creator of art brings him closest to his spirit and state of bliss. “I am honored to be able to speak the language of Northwest Coast Art. When I work, time passes quickly, and yet, the work has an eternal quality of the spirit and will speak to many people.” Joe currently lives and works out of Terrace, British Columbia.