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Nathan Jackson Teaches Grease Bowl Class
January 6 - 18, 2003


December 28, 2002

Tlingit Master carver Nathan Jackson is teaching Northwest Coast Carving II & III: Grease Bowls, a 45-hour class at the Totem Heritage Center January 6 - 18, 2003.

Traditionally, these personal wooden dishes were used at potlatches and feasts. The bowls were filled with hooligan grease or seal oil to be used as a condiment for dried fish or roots. Most northern Northwest Coast carvers blended an animal image with one of many bowl designs. Jackson will talk about the origins of these finely carved dishes, and share techniques for students to create their own bowls.

Jackson is a world-renowned carver whose work has been on display in every major Alaska museum. His patrons include Native corporations, airports, schools, private businesses and individuals. Among his most recent commissions are a 30-foot pole for the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage, a 23-foot pole for the Indianer Museum in Zurich, Switzerland, and a 12-foot pole for Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas.

Class size is limited, so register today to ensure your participation! For more information, please call the Totem Heritage Center at 225-5900.



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