Myles Edgars

Myles Edgars, Haida Artist

Myles Edgars was born in 1958 in Haida Gwaii and started carving at the age of 13. Myles mainly carves argillite and is known for his smooth and fluid style, and use of inlay. In addition to carving argillite jewelry, Myles also carves small argillite figurines and totem poles.

He was mentored by the late Richard Yeltatzie, an established Haida artist and his brother-in-law, Haida carver Steven Collinson. Myles has also mentored many young people to continue this skill, including his daughter, Amy Edgars.

Sourcing the argillite stone is an arduous task. A few times a year Myles' son makes the trip up by foot to a mountainous area on Haida Gwaii. This site is protected by the Haida Nation.   

When Myles isn’t carving, his favourite thing to do is spend time with his family and gather food, such as seafood and dear meat.

See our selection of art and jewelry by Myles Edgars.