Argillite Bear Totem

Andrew Williams Argillite Bear Pole-9.jpg
Andrew Williams Argillite Bear Pole.jpg
Andrew Williams Argillite Bear Pole-2.jpg
Andrew Williams Argillite Bear Pole-3.jpg
Andrew Williams Argillite Bear Pole-4.jpg
Andrew Williams Argillite Bear Pole-5.jpg
Andrew Williams Argillite Bear Pole-6.jpg
Andrew Williams Argillite Bear Pole-7.jpg
Andrew Williams Argillite Bear Pole-8.jpg
Andrew Williams Argillite Bear Pole-9.jpg
Andrew Williams Argillite Bear Pole.jpg
Andrew Williams Argillite Bear Pole-2.jpg
Andrew Williams Argillite Bear Pole-3.jpg
Andrew Williams Argillite Bear Pole-4.jpg
Andrew Williams Argillite Bear Pole-5.jpg
Andrew Williams Argillite Bear Pole-6.jpg
Andrew Williams Argillite Bear Pole-7.jpg
Andrew Williams Argillite Bear Pole-8.jpg

Argillite Bear Totem

3,000.00

Carved by Haida artist Andrew Williams, this Argillite Bear Totem features 19 intricately placed inlays of abalone shell and mastodon ivory inlay in the figure’s teeth. The totem stands freely on an Argillite base and the dimensions are 6 3/4 inches high on a base of 3 inches by 2 3/8 inches.

Andrew Williams is a Haida artist from Haida Gwaii. He belongs to the Raven clan in Old Massett on Haida Gwaii. 

Andrew started carving in 1995 and in 1999 he took a shaping course with Haida carver Gary Minaker-Russ through the First Peoples Cultural Foundation Grant. Andrew's influences are Haida artists Christian White and Terry Yeltazie for their inlay work, and Gary Minaker-Russ for his polishing technique and form. In 2009, Andy graduated from Vancouver's Northwest Coast Jewellery Arts program under established Kwakwaka'wakw/Haida artist Dan Wallace.

He also completed a jewelry arts certificate program at the Native Education College in Vancouver. 

Andrew works in argillite, silver, gold and other materials and is well known for his inlay work. 

He currently resides in Haida Gwaii. 

To inquire about this piece, please contact us.

Add To Cart