Canoe Tree Pendant Necklace on Chain
This 'Canoe Tree Pendant' was made exclusively for us, and our paddling clients. Made by Minnesota artist Josef Reiter. This sterling silver pendant features a pair of canoers, beneath a cutout pine tree.
About the Artist - Josef Reiter
Drawn to artistic expression at a young age, Josef spent much of his youth experimenting with drawing, painting and sculpture. With little opportunity to get formal training during his school years, he went in search of opportunities to develop his artistic skills soon after graduation. His quest took him from his birthplace in St. Paul, MN, to the Pacific Northwest, where he met a master silversmith who offered to take Josef on as an apprentice.
During his three-year apprenticeship at the studio in New Mexico, Josef learned all aspects of working precious metals into jewelry.
Josef's affinity for the jeweler's saw became apparent early in his training and continues to be an important feature of his work.
On his return to St. Paul in 1976, Josef dove