Makituk Pingwartuk – Walrus

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This walrus is the second largest in this series of the sculptures by Inuit ceramic artist Makituk Pingwartuk. Its dimensions are:

  • Length (along body) – 20” (~51 cm)
  • Height (top head to base) – 11 ½” (~29 cm)
  • Thickness (flipper to flipper) – 9 ½” (~24 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 who was studying ceramic art at the Kootenay School of Art.

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 you (contact:


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