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.

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.

June 17, 2016

Whether you are an artist or a collector of northwest coast native art, choosing a design and colours is important - but you should also consider natural pieces - not painted - to make a statement.

May 30, 2016

What you need to know about yearly maintenance for your wood-carved art pieces. I'll explain what to use and not use, and how often wood needs to be cleaned.

May 23, 2016

Yuquot is where Sanford Williams is from, and it is my pleasure to introduce you to the current-day "Friendly Cove", and let you in on the history that made Sanford's ancestral home village the trading hub among the First Nations of present day west-coast...

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