Shane Perley-Dutcher is a Wolastoq (Maliseet) mixed media artist from the Neqotkuk Wolasqiyik (Tobique First Nation) in New Brunswick. He trained at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, earning a Diploma in Natives Art Studies and Jewellery Manufacturing graduating with honours and distinctions. Shane draws his design inspiration from Wolastoqiyik Traditional knowledge and contemporary aesthetics.
Aduksis Jewellery Designs was created in 2006 and continues to grow to this day. Shane Perley-Dutcher continues to challenge himself as a mixed media artist and jewellery designer, with custom pieces found in private and public collections across Canada and internationally.
AJD designs use natural materials such as birch, cedar, spruce, ash, copper, silver, gold and platinum to create unique lines of jewellery and one of a kind sculptural pieces. Shane gathers his traditional materials for his art because it maintains his connection to the land. Building on this relationship will always be part of his creative journey.