Owen Walker ~ Goldsmith

Northwest Coast Style Artist & Engraver

Owen Walker engraving a silver Raven Transforming bracelet.

Owen Walker was introduced to North West Coast Indian Art as a high school student in Alaska. The spirit and strength of the animal images and the stories they told rattled his ancestral Indian bones. His Shinnecock and Cherokee ancestors, plus years living in Alaska pulled him irresistibly to the style and techniques of the North West Coast. His artistic soul had found a home.

After graduating High School in Palmer, ALASKA, four years of studying North West Coast Archaeology and Anthropology at Western Washington University served to sharpen his desire to produce fine North West Coast Art. Studying Prehistoric American Metalsmithing techniques piqued his desire to try his hand. It fit very well. He started in 1970 with simple silver jewelry and is now a master goldsmith, having trained several apprentices. With his wife Janet, a graphics designer trained at the University of Washington, and goldsmith apprenticed with husband Owen, together they are Walker Goldsmiths. Working in their own studio they have raised four really fine children. They bring many years of experience in design and manufacture of all types of jewelry.


Hand carved bracelets, rings, earrings, and Pendants


Hand Engraving, Goldsmithing


North American History and Culture

Articles By: Owen Walker

The Year On The North West Coast

Here at Walker Goldsmiths we are about a block from the beach and very aware of the changing weather and the revolving of the seasons. Our house and studio is situated where the rear of t…read all

Postlets by: Owen Walker

Salish Houses

This house was at Lummi but is not the house that sat where my house is. I have not been able to locate that image but when I do I will add it on in another postl…read all

About Owen Walker