Individual Design Credits:

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:

The transformation 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 various commissions. 

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 is 
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 and bottoms

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