Jordan Straker doesn't believe in horsing around. For 27 years working in the medium of wood, gourds and steer skulls, this British Columbia carver has used his amazing leather-look wooden delights to win the attention of art collectors around the world, as well as 300 top carving awards,including;
~ 13 historical wins at the Calgary Stampede Western Art Auction including Best New Artist, 5 Best in Show, 5 Collector's Choice and 2 Artist Choice awards.
~ 5 time winner of the Richmond Carving Show and Sale
~ Best in the Northwest
~ Fraser Valley Championship
~ Chet Umperovich Memorial award for the Most Versatile Carver
~ Canadian Home Workshop Best in Show
~ 2015 BC Cowboy Heritage Society Art of the West People's Choice Award
Whether it be wooden guns and holsters, baseball gloves, native clothing or big ole roof bears, all of Jordan's carvings are one-of-a-kind originals carved, textured and meticulously detailed out of kiln dried basswood and are suitable for wall mounts or tables display.
Jordan's other favorite mediums include dried gourds and long horn steer skulls.
Jordan has been featured in numerous publications and television spots including Canadian Cowboy Magazine, Western Art and Architecture, Outdoor Lifestyles and Cowboy Country TV.
In his spare time, Jordan is an avid tennis player and lives in the Okanagan area of British Columbia with his wife, two dogs and two cats.