Artist of the moment……….William Kuhnley Jr.


William Kuhnley was born in Seattle, Washington in the year 1967 and represents the Nuu-chah-nulth nation. When he was a youngster the family moved to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Kuhnley works with jewelry and wood carver.

His parents owned and ran a business that dealt with salvaging cedar wood. Both parents of Kuhnley were also wood carvers. This was perfect for someone wanting to be a carver!

Kuhnley is part of Ditidaht tribe. The word means people of the mountains.

Kuhnley began carving professionally when he was 24 years old.

Kuhnley was able to be an apprentice to Haida artist Robert Davidson.

Price range information: Jewelry pieces can be found for $1,000 up to larger wood carvings which can reach $20,000.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: