West Coast & First Nations Metal Art Handcrafted on Vancouver Island, Canada

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First Nations Art Collaboration

Ruggid Coast has partnered with local First Nation artists to produce a First Nations themed line of metal artwork.

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Metal Artwork - West Coast

Metal Artwork - Gitxsan/Cree Artist, Trevor Husband

Metal Artwork - Coast Salish Artist, Joe Wilson

Metal Artwork - Custom Signs

Artist Bios

Jerrod L. Pinder,  Artist, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, Canada  

Jerrod  is originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  In the 1980’s he settled with his family to Vancouver Island permanently.  On moving to the island he instantly fell in love with the west coast, and all its beautiful surroundings.

Jerrod’s career began in engineering, and manufacturing for over a decade.  He began over the years to work with other artists combining technical design with physical  art.  Several commissions have been done for a variety of clients across North America, and Europe.

Many of his designs are inspired by his love for the ocean and wildlife on Vancouver Island, and across British Columbia.  Jerrod is an avid sport fisherman, and many of his designs reflect his passion for the west coast.

Trevor Husband

Trevor Husband, First Nations Artist, Shawnigan Lake, Vancouver Island, Canada

Trevor Husband is a Gitxsan/Cree Native artist.  He was born and raised on Haida Gwaii, and after 15 years in Vancouver he now calls the Cowichan Valley home.

After spending a decade working at music and acting, Trevor turned his talents towards carving, and apprenticed under Salish artist Herb Rice.

He now works with wood and metal, and blends traditional Northwest Native art with a contemporary feel to produce unique designs.

Visit Trevor's website at trevorhusbandnativeart.com

Joe Wilson, First Nations Artist, Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, Canada

Joe Wilson was born in 1967 into the Cowichan Tribes Native Band and was raised in Duncan, British Columbia, Canada. His interest in art began in elementary school and when he was in grade 12 he made his own silkscreen print editions. Joe first began selling his carvings at age 17 at a local Koksilah store. Since 1984 his work has reflected his search for his own cultural identity in Coast Salish art.

His colours are bold and unconventional, yet extremely appealing and rich. His work is not only authentic by native tradition, it is also an artistic communication link between cultures. Joe's talent continue to bring him the recognition that is reserved for outstanding artists. 

Harold Alfred, First Nations Artist, Alert Bay, Vancouver Island, Canada

Harold Jackson Alfred is a 'Namgis artist from Alert Bay, B.C. currently living with his family in Victoria, B.C. Canada.

Harold has been creating artwork for sale for more than fourty years and has had the privilege of working with and learning from such artists as Tony Hunt Sr, Beau Dick, Wayne Alfred ,Doug Cranmer, Henry Hunt Sr, Oscar Matilpi and Bruce Alfred. Of great influence was the artwork of Willie Seaweed, Charlie James and Mungo Martin.

We were taught the beauty of nature which surrounded us in all its riches and have tried to capture some of this beauty in all our artwork. Besides learning the fundamental and principles of Northwest Coast design, he also learned the importance of setting high standards in all his endeavors.

Harold continues the Kwakwaka'wakw tradition of creating bold and innovative artwork based on the fundamentals of Northwest Coast design which in itself is constantly changing and evolving. Creating in the tradition of his forefathers, he creates in a style that is distinctively his own.

About Us

Our Story

Ruggidcoast originally started with an idea to bring a new line of Canadian made products for sport fishing, and the outdoors.

While developing some of our products we started to work on a number of custom metal projects with our customers.  Many of these projects involved working with local artists, and different designers.

As the business started to change Ruggidcoast started to design a number of custom metal art for various clients, and it grew from there.

Our Success

Today at Ruggid Coast we carry a unique of product line of Home Decor, First Nations, and Westcoast metal artwork.

Many of this artwork is showcased in a number of galleries and gift shops we work across Canada and the US.  Many of our products also been sold as far as Europe and Asia.

With being a local company we also like to give back. We continue to be very active supporter within the sport fishing community, and an advocate for Pacific salmon survival.

Each product and artwork we sell a portion goes directly to local salmon enhancement projects every year.

Our Quality

All of our products are designed, and manufactured locally on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. 

Everything we carry is 100% Canadian made, and very high quality.

We believe it is important to keep our manufacturing and design within Canada so it benefits our local economy.

The spelling our name Ruggid is for a reason .  The "i" in Ruggid stands for our island (Vancouver Island) to remind our customers where our products come from.

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Contact Us

Ruggid Coast
2344 Hemer Rd.
Nanaimo,  BC V9X 1G7
CANADA

Phone : +1 (250) 323-0323
Email : sales@ruggidcoast.com

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