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Pilchuck Wilderness Crafts: Two-Day Traditional Salish Carving

Pilchuck Wilderness Crafts: Two-Day Traditional Salish Carving

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Venue

Pilchuck Glass School
1201 316th Street Northwest, #7190
Stanwood, WA 98292 United States
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Explore the rich cultural practice of traditional cedar carving with S’Klallam artist, Brian Perry on June 22 and July 7, 2024.

The workshop offers a unique opportunity for participants to explore the rich cultural practice of traditional cedar carving. Over two full-day workshops, students will be immersed in the traditional craft, using authentic tools and techniques to create their own cedar rattles. This hands-on experience not only teaches the practical aspects of carving but also imparts a foundational appreciation for the intricate Salish designs, connecting learners to a storied artistic tradition.

Instructor biography

Brian Perry is a S’Klallam artist practicing his traditionally inspired works in both time-honored and contemporary ways and materials. Brian’s work includes everything from drums, rattles and masks to large carved relief panels, totem poles, metal sculptures and Northwest coast canoes.

Brian has studied with some of the most respected names in Pacific Northwest Native style art, and his expertise and talent have been recognized through commissions from entities throughout the region. For 20 years Brian’s art was done as time allowed while working for Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, but in 2014 he took the leap and has made art his full- time pursuit.

Brian lives and works just an hour north of Seattle, surrounded and inspired by the waters of the Salish Sea.