Makituk Pingwartuk – Bird
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.
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: ehpemm_at_gmail.com).