It's Just the Sage Talking

Words from a First Nations Master Carver

Video & Script by Sanford Williams & Marlana Williams 

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October 8, 2018

Find out why I named this piece "Optimism" and how you can bid on it during the 2018 Charity Boxes event at Lattimer Gallery in Vancouver BC.

May 5, 2018

Read about the inspiration behind the design of Old Woman Wants to be Young Again.

April 10, 2018

If you've ever wondered which types of wood I use in the shop, and which ones I recommend for different carvings and designs, watch my talking blog dedicated to wood!

February 14, 2018

Why is the eagle regarded as the most important animal in westcoast native culture? It embodies the physical and mental capabilities that we admire most.

November 26, 2017

A few years ago, a client asked me to create a Sanford Williams Original painting instead of a carving.  It’s not often I get asked to do such projects.  People know me as a master carver.  It’s not that the price was a factor – but how the art would correlate to somet...

November 26, 2017

What to expect when you want a guitar painted. This entry explains the materials I use, and the method of application. Also, helpful links to forums and contacts to professionals who weigh in on the question "Will paint on the guitar effect the sound?"

November 18, 2017

Why is native art priced so high? I answer this question and explain that even though our art can be considered priceless, artists require a budget to retain their materials and workspace while running a business and household.

November 9, 2017

My Healing Mask creation is explained from the first design of 'feelings and emotions' to the current design showing a journey of therapy and wellness.

September 21, 2017

Sanford Williams uses animals and elements in his carvings to represent emotions, actions, traditions, and relationships.  The following is common to Nuu Chah Nulth west coast native art.

Bear – self-awareness, strength, protector of the animal kingdom

Beaver – understan...

September 21, 2017

A "Talking Blog" entry.  Watch and listen to the story of how my carving of the Transformation of the Chief came to be.

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