Gedida Angutiqjuaq
Clyde River, NU

Artist’s Legal Name: Gedida Angutiqjuaq      

Also known as: Jiitita, ᔩᑎᑕ

Artist lives in: Clyde River, NU

Community artist is from: Clyde River, NU

Categories of art practiced: Jewelry Making; Tattoed Desings Earrings; Inukshuk Shaped Earrings; Keychains

Preferred materials & subjects: Ivory; Baleen; Caribou Antlers; Soapstone

Year of Birth: 1973

Profession or Work: Cateering food from time to time in the community.

Artist’s background: Gedida grew up in Clyde River, watching her parents and elders carving and realized that others valued their work and paid them good money. She noticed that her parents were very creative.  So on her own when she was very young, she began carving on her own. She started off with soft stones to practice on and now carves Ivory, caribou antlers, and baleen jewelry from traditional tattoo and inukshuk designs. She sells her jewelry locally and on Facebook.

Notes/ Comments: People say Gedida’s jewelry is very beautiful and keep on encouraging her to keep at it. She has a reputation for developing perfectly balanced innovative designs in a variety of materials.

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