Andrew Williams was born in 1964 in Masset, located on Haida Gwaii.
His Crests include Raven, Shark, Kllerwhale, Grizzly and Raven-finned Killerwhale. He is a self-taught artist and has been carving since 1995. He describes his work as a “blend of traditional and contemporary art” and tries to convey his “passion for art, [his] Haida ancestry, and the Old Stories”.
In June of 1999, Andrew took a shaping course with Gary Minaker-Russ through the First peoples Cultural Foundation Grant. Andrew’s influences are Christian White and Terry Yeltazie for their inlay work and Gary Minaker-Russ for polishing technique and form.
In 2009, Andy graduated from Vancouver’s Northwest Coast Jewelry Arts program under established Haida/Kwakwaka’wakw artist, Dan Wallace.
Works by this Artist (Present + Past + Public)
The artist’s Past Works at our Gallery have now sold; however, a custom order may be possible if the artist is available and accepting commissions.