Andrew Williams

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Bio

Andrew Williams is a Haida artist and has been creating argillite carvings as well as jewelry since 1997.  Andrew is part of the Raven clan in Old Masset on Haida Gwaii, BC.  He is a self-taught artist working with argillite, silver, gold, and other materials.  Andrew Williams was greatly influenced by Ron Russ, Marcel Russ, as well as by Christian White.  He is well known for his breathtaking inlay work that is a blend of traditional and contemporary art.  The message from his pieces is to show the passion he has for art, his Haida ancestry, and the old stories.  His children are the motivation for his work.  He wants to show them with his hard work that they too can accomplish anything in the world with hard work and perseverance.