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Outside of the carving studio is a covered work area, used
mainly for larger projects such as totem poles. Calvin is
working on a Whale Log Drum.
One of the first comments from our visitors, is the wonderful
smell of "cedar". The cedar tree is our Tree of
Life. It provides us with wood to carve canoes, masks, totem
poles and bent boxes; cedar bark for clothing, hats, baskets,
mats, and dance regalia.
Inside the carving studio, our guests can watch
our artists at work. Mervyn Child is carving his Raven Mask.
Stephen K. Hunt is another of our artists, and he specializes
in model canoes, brooches, paddles, and miniature paddles.
the workshop is our canoe shed, which currently stores our
32' red cedar canoe "Maxwalaogwa"; carved in 1993
by Calvin and Mervyn, and is named in honour of Calvin's mother,
Emma Hunt. Ali". We now have on the market a 22' composite
chapats, which is a Nuu-chah-nulth or Nootka style sealing
canoe, shown here in the middle, named "Princess Ali",
after our daughter. Next to it is the original 22' red cedar
canoe dugout, called "Tsuh-wn-uksup", meaning Queen
from Tsawun. (For more info go to Canoe