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 (nee. Green) was born March 24, 1984 in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, to parents Henry Green and Jean Gardiner. Morgan is Ts'msyen Eagle Clan from Lax Kwallams, B.C.
Morgan's artistic career started with Blanche Macdonald Centre's Fashion Design Diploma, and an interest in painting Ts’msyen designs. She carved cedar and alder while working with Henry Green, learning about the properties of the wood and how to properly care for it.
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 began studying 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. She also attended Revere Academy in San Francisco for gem setting courses.
Material: 10K Yellow Gold
Chain Option: Include 14K gold 2 mm anchor chain
Dimensions: 9mm x 6mm (approximate, each varies by 2-3 mm)