Jun 21, 2018
Wesley Harris began silversmithing under his high school Art
teacher, Arthur Brecken. Both this gentleman and his subsequent
instructor at Cranbrook Academy of Art allowed Wesley to learn by
trial and error. The underlying inspiration in Wesley’s work is
Nature. He lives in ruggedly beautiful western Newfoundland and his
studio overlooks the ocean where he creates high-end hollowware and
jewellery. In 2015 Wesley was inducted into the Royal Canadian
Academy of Arts (RCA), and we are delighted to feature him on this
episode of Living Heritage.
This episode is part of a series of programs in partnership with the Craft Council of NL, to document craft traditions in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.