The natural beauty of figured wood is highlighted in each piece designed by Bill and Nan Bolstad. They specialize is using Maple Burl and other unusual pieces of wood.
His designs experiment with the grains, light refraction, dimensionality, and the reaction of the wood to his careful hand-tooling.
He was born in Norway, lives in Seattle, and teaches in Sitka, Alaska.Jay Haavik creates works of art in the Pacific Northwest Coast Indian and Viking styles. He offers carved sculptured, panels, masks, bentwood containers, totem poles, prints, paintings, and fine furniture. Rooted in mythology and themes of nature, he explores the universal relationship between man and the natural world.