Many of these items,
were carved in a group class setting with most of the masks, flat and box
panels designed by Dale Faulstich. Dale's carvings may be seen at
the NW Native Expressions Gallery owned and operated by the Jamestown S'Klallam
Tribe. Dale hosts NW Coast Indian style carving classes on a continuing
basis at his studio located in Sequim, Washington. His e-mail is:
mask was completed in a class setting at James Bender's studio located
on Bainbridge Island. James also produces fine silver and gold jewelry.
His phone number is (206) 842-5396. See more of James work by visiting
his web site (see Links).
The large Raven and
Hamatsa masks and some of the panels were produced at Jim Ploegman's carving
studio in the Renton, Washington. Northwest Coast Indian style masks,
totems, panels, boxes, bowls and rattles have been carved for the last
30 years in classes held by Jim Ploegman in Renton, Washington. Students
have their choices of projects with all tools supplied. A Saturday
workshop is a requirement prior to joining one of Jim's day or evening
classes held on a continuous basis throughout the year. Carving tools including
crooked knives are for sale as well. Call Jim at his residence (425)
255-2433 for further information.
Traditional NW Coast
Indian style design classes are also taught by Barry Herem. His phone
number is (206) 634-2056. Call Barry for additional information regarding
Jay Haavik is a well
known NW carver and has given many classes involving steam-bent boxes,
panels, masks and other related items in Seattle and on the West Coast.
Many of his carvings are in homes and in commercial buildings throughout
Seattle and the United States. Jay is available for commissioned
pieces and is prepared to offer designs that will blend in with any architectural
setting. Due to his Norwegian ancestry, he also now producing fine
carvings with that style of influence in various woods as well.
You can visit Jay's
site by clicking item 2 of the Links page on the left. His email
and the phone number
is (206) 938 4999.
Many of the carving
tools used to produce these pictured items were made by Gregg Blomberg,
who resides in the San Juan Islands. His shop and studio are located
on Lopez Island in Washington State. Gregg regularly holds classes
at his studio and has many of his fine NW Coast Indian style carving knives
and other tools for sale. Call Gregg at (800) 669-3943 or
for a catalog or for
further information regarding instruction.
Duane Pasco, one
of the premier NW Coast Indian style carvers and instructors living in
the Pacific Northwest, has many commissions to his credit now placed throughout
the world. You may email Duane at:
His work may be seen
at the Stonington Gallery in Seattle, Washington. For Duane's web
site see Links. Meanwhile, you can reach Duane by calling (360) 779-5584.
He lives and has his studio in Poulsbo, Washington.
For the finest of
traditional NW Coast Indian style steam bent boxes, made
from both Western
Red cedar and Alaska Yellow cedar, send a message to Al Short at:
If you are looking
for the finest in old growth Western Red cedar, Alaska
Yellow cedar, spruce
or fir, call Peter Wagner at PACIFIC WESTERN TIMBERS.
Peter can be reached
by calling (360) 674-2700. He will even furnish an
item as large as
a straight grain rough tapered totem pole which certainly
makes carving more
simplified. He also can accurately cut cedar for steam
bent box tops, sides