10K Gold Salmon Bone Vertebrae with Small Gold Hoops by Morgan Asoyuf (Ts’msyen)

Material: 10K salmon vertebrae, 14K yellow gold hoops with secure hinge closure 

Dimensions: Hoop earrings (15mm x 15mm x 2mm); Salmon bone vertebrate (approx. 7mm x 7mm)

Design:This 10K gold salmon vertebrae bone was made by Ts'msyen artist, Morgan Asoyuf. 

"The salmon vertebrae is about our traditions. We put salmon bones back in the water so that they come back plentiful every year. This piece is also meant to show our respect for the salmon people." - Ts'msyen artist, Morgan Asoyuf

Salmon represent sustenance & are an important source of food along the northwest coast. 

Meet the Artist:

Morgan Asoyuf (née Green) was born March 24, 1984 in Prince Rupert BC. Morgan is Ts'msyen Eagle Clan from Ksyeen River (Prince Rupert area), BC. Her Lineage is Lax Giik, XGiik , Gitando (people of the weir net), Githo'on (the salmon eaters)

Morgan’s artistic career started with a Blanche Macdonald Centre Fashion Design Diploma in 2003, and an interest in painting Ts’msyen Designs. She studies wood sculpture with Henry Green and Phil Gray, and enjoys teaching the art form in varied settings. She is currently employed as an auxiliary goldsmith instructor with Vancouver Community College as well as teaching art at the Kilala Lelum Native Health Centre on the downtown eastside of Vancouver.

She took Bronze Casting at The Crucible art compound in Oakland, where industry professionals taught her both investment mold and sand casting.

In 2010 Morgan studied at Vancouver Metal Art School under Gerold Mueller, a goldsmith from Pforzheim Germany. She received diplomas in both Jewelry Design and Stone Cutting, learning special techniques such as hollow construction, custom stone cutting, and advanced soldering.

Morgan has studied design and engraving with Richard Adkins, and completed Gem Setting courses at Revere Academy, San Francisco.

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