Since 1993, James has been carving primarily jewelry and he attained much of his knowledge from his brother, Alvin Adkins. His greatest influences are Tahltan-Tlingit artist, Dempsey Bob and his mother, Margaret Adkins.
In June of 2007, James collaborated with Vancouver designer Jason Dussault to create a line of exclusive jewelry that combined Haida imagery with pop-culture aesthetics. James makes many of his own engraving tools and his work is characterized by its heavy gauge, bold form lines and precision.
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.