Canada Jay - 8"H - Hand Carved Wooden Bird
Hand Carved Wooden Canada Jay - A.K.A -Gray Jay, Whisky Jack, Camp Robber! Anyone whose spent time up mountains will know this cheeky little picnic robber!
In 2018 The American Ornithological Society agreed to officially change the name of the Gray Jay back to Canada Jay. It was the name John J. Audubon used on his original, hand-engraved plates.Entirely hand crafted from carving to painting and finishing with wax polish. Made under fair trade principles using sustainable softwood and non toxic paints.
Anna & David create unique birds derived from a meeting between indigenous folk art and western aesthetics. From home on Vancouver Island, surrounded by the sea, mountains and and abundance of birds, they have much to inspire them and offer designs that bring simple yet refined examples of natures greatest inspiration.
They have been working closely with the same three families of carvers for over 7 years, drawing on the villages centuries old techniques to realize beautiful products.
Using Albesia and Coffee wood, these fast growing timbers come from sustainable farming practices for continued harvest and regrowth.