Credit: courtesy of Camille Usher


bone, sculpture/carving, stone

Artistic Community:

Rigolet, NL

Date of Birth:

Artists may have multiple birth years listed as a result of when and where they were born. For example, an artist born in the early twentieth century in a camp outside of a community centre may not know/have known their exact date of birth and identified different years.




Derrick Pottle is an Inuk from Rigolet, Nunatsiavut, and is proud to maintain his Inuit culture by living a traditional lifestyle. He hunts, traps, fishes and is experienced in long-distance travel on snowmobile in the North. Pottle still harvests and cleans caribou, seal, polar bear, fox and wolf hides in the traditional Inuit way. Sealskin boots, caribou coats, igloos and tents—that's Derrick Pottle. Nunatsiavut gives him everything he needs, and he loves it.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Why Lost Ice Means Lost Hope for an Inuit Village November 25, 2017 Livia Albeck-Ripka
Derrick Pottle 21 February 2017 Heather Igloliorte
The Rise of Nunatsiavut Art February 17, 2017 Heather Igloliorte


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
SakKijâjuk: Fine Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut Oct 2016 - Jan 2017 The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery
iNuit Blanche October 2016 The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery
Nunatsiavut Community Art and Craft Exhibition November 2015 Kinsmen and Kinettes Club


View Filmography and Details
Title Release Date Role
Attutauniujuk Nunami: Lament for the Land 2014 Consultant

Edit History

January 18, 2018 Updated By: Lera Kotsyuba
September 12, 2017 Created by: Derrick Pottle Updated by: Inuit Art Foundation