Wood Gathering for Carvers


November 10, 2002

Nathan Jackson photo by Gigi Pilcher

Master Carver Provided
Ketchikan - July 4, 2002
Photo by Gigi Pilcher
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The Totem Heritage Center is offering Wood Gathering for Carvers with Nathan Jackson, December 14 and 21, 2002.

Whether a carver is creating an adze handle or a bentwood box, they need to know what kind of wood is appropriate for their projects. Tlingit carver Jackson will supply these answers and many others as he leads students into the forest to collect a small supply of wood. No trees will be cut down for this class.

Regardless of ability level, all carvers will benefit from this class. Jackson is a master carver whose work is on display throughout Alaska and in the collections of other museums and private patrons worldwide. Jackson has trained several apprentices, and has instructed classes at the Totem Heritage Center, Sheldon Jackson College and the Alaska State Museum.

Jackson's most recent commissions include the 23-foot Raven and Fog Woman pole for the Indianer Museum in Zurich, Switzerland in 2001, and the 30-foot pole for the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage in 2002.

For more information about this exciting class, call the Center at 225-5900. Space is limited, so call today to ensure your participation!


Source of Information:

Ketchikan Museums



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