Self owned multifaceted artist and design business, producing work in Sculpture, Interior Design, Publishing, Graphic Design, Education & Training, Multimedia, Giftware, Furniture Design & Manufacturing, Construction Management, and Animation. This is the artist’s studios and aside from the body of project displayed under different heading, Chims Studios produced many gifting focused project. The following are some samples.

Chims Studios

Title: Owner

Date: 1996 to Present

Project: Various

Each coaster is hand finished, made with high grade maple, and the design’s Nuuchahnulth names silkscreened on the cork backing. They were sold with the stand and without. There were three sets: underwater, wings and all-time

There were three different sets of jewellery boxes: underwater, wings and all-time. The images on the box and the inner ring were stained. Each box is hand finished maple and birch. There were a variety of boxes, some with feet and some that were flocked on the inside.

Production: 2000 to 2010

Materials: Finished Eastern Maple and Cork

Coaster Sets

Production: 2000 to 2010

Materials: Finished Eastern Maple and Birch

Jewellery Boxes

There were two types of puzzles produced: water and land. The water puzzle is a compilation of water animals: the killer whale, salmon, crab, frog, beaver and seal. Each piece is nestled in a outlined shape with the name of each creature under the puzzle piece. The Land Puzzle is a sample of the land animals: the wolf, bear, cougar and deer. This is an easier puzzle than the water puzzle, because it has four larger pieces were the other has six various sized pieces. The colours are reflective of their themes. These puzzles are learning aids to the basic designs of the Northwest Coast art form.

Even for everyday uses, First Nations people adorned their surroundings with images rich in symbology and emotion. Here the animals are anthropomorphized, representing all the people coming to engage in the complex interplay of society that occurs in every market.

Production: 2003 to 2007

Materials: Finished Baltic Birch

Children’s Wooden Puzzles

Date: 2002

Client: Tseshaht Market

Dimensions: 24” x 18”

Materials: Maple, dye, varnish

Tseshaht Market Signs

These wooden ornaments are stained, paned and clear coated. There was a limited number produced for several Christmas seasons from 2002 to 2010. There were bears with presents, hummingbirds in snowflakes, reindeer beavers, Santa wolves with the North Star, a deer with a Christmas Tree, a cougar at the North Pole, a raven in an ornament and a salmon in a sock. The joy and celebration of Christmas are reflected in the festive colours and animated characters.

Production: 2002 to 2010

Materials: Stained and Painted Baltic Birch and ribbon

Christmas Ornaments

The trays were made specifically for a Private client.

Each frame has a central figure that is the main personality of the family or in the friendship, the other designs enhance and enrich the overall ‘personality’.

Production: 2005 to 2011

Client: Private Collector

Materials: Baltic Birch, Glass and cardboard backs


Production: 2002 to 2010

Materials: Baltic Birch, Glass, and cardboard backs