Makituk Pingwartuk – Bird

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This bird was made by Kingnait (Cape Dorset) artist Makituk Pingwartuk while a student of ceramics at Kootenay School of Art in Nelson, BC. It is the size of a larger mug.  The base is open and it is hollow. The bird is not signed, though the glaze has run to a thick rim near the base and might have obscured a signature.

  • Length (height – head to toe) – 5 ½ inches (~14 cm)
  • Width (wing to wing) – 3 ¼ inches (~8 cm)
  • Thickness (anterior to posterior) – 3 inches (~7.5 cm)

This is part of a series that details the collection of my wife’s family, made while they too lived in Nelson and were friends with Makituk.

More information about Makituk and this collection can be found in my initial post in this series, at this link.

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For larger views open gallery below by clicking anywhere in it and navigate with arrows.


All images in this post and series are copyrighted and may not be used without permission except by Makituk’s family members, though we would love to hear from any family that choose to contact us (contact:


2 thoughts on “Makituk Pingwartuk – Bird

    • Hi Katherine! That is my favourite view too!

      If you looked at the first article of this series (there is a link above) and found it interesting, then you might want to revisit as I have just added several more quotes from sources I found this morning.

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