The Aayuraa Studio – Jewellery and metalwork by Mathew Nuqingaq

In 2016, artist Mathew Nuqingaq founded the Aayuraa Studios in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Nuqingaq is a world-renowned jeweller who opened the studio as a place for Inuit metalsmiths to create. It has since hosted jewellers like Dan Wade and Barbara Akoak, and is known as a warm and welcoming space for artists, and a site for innovation in Inuit jewellery designs. Nuqingaq’s works have been internationally recognized by celebrities like Prince Charles; Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; and more.