Magnificent Sea Creatures of the Pacific Northwest
Call Bilz: 250-285-3468
  • Quadra Island Artists Studio Tour

    This year's Quadra Island Artists Studio Tour honours the memory of William van Orden.

    The Bilz Rockfish studio will be open to visitors June 4th and 5th, 10am – 4pm. Although this is officially part of the Quadra Island Studio Tour, no tickets are needed and reproductions will not be for sale.

    We look forward to welcoming you in the shop.

  • Tiles

    Elegant Bilz tiles framed in yellow-cedar.

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  • Icthyo Reproductions

    Visit Icthyo Reproductions to view a wide variety of Bilz products.

    View Icthyo Reproductions
  • Fish Frippery

    Bilz Frippery includes broaches, pins, and other Bilz accessories.

    View Fish Frippery

Share a remembrance of William van Orden

Welcome to Bilz Rockfish—Magnificent Sea Creatures of the Pacific Northwest.

Since 1995, William van Orden, aka BilzRockFish, has been making replicas of fish and other marine critters found along Canada's west coast. He has developed a unique technique for creating extremely accurate renditions of sea life. Molds are made using real fish specimens and with these molds replicas are cast. Every scale, pore and wrinkle is duplicated. The cast fish are then coloured with acrylic paints using an extensive collection of photos and notes. The quest is to create a permanent three-dimensional record of every fish found along the Pacific coast. With over 400 different molds cluttering his shop, it would appear that the quest has turned into an obsession.

Contact Bilz

Email: bilzrockfish[at]gicable[dot]com
Phone: (250) 285-3468
Box 245, Heriot Bay, BC , V0P 1H0