Eagle Crest Tea Tumbler designed by Ben Houstie Bella Bella Nation
Care Instructions: Hand wash only do not microwave make sure silicone seal is on properly to avoid leakage.
Ben was born November 20, 1960 in Bella Bella, British Columbia. This area is representative of the Kwagiulth Nation, a tribe that inhabits the southern region of British Columbia. His uncle is Gordon Gladstone and great-great-grandfather is Daniel Houstie.
Houstie’s talents specialize in original paintings, limited edition prints, rattles, and Jewellery. He uses such mediums as paper, wood, deer hide and silver. Ben has worked with artists such as Cheryl Hall, Robert Hall, David Gladstone and Beau Dick. In 1988, Ben apprenticed under Bill Reid, the father of Northwest Coast art of the twentieth century, painting several drums of Bill's design and twenty paddles for the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa. These paddles were to accompany the fiberglass replicas of "Lootaas" the fifty foot Haida canoe carved by Bill Reid in 1986.