(1964 - Present)Andrew Williams was born in 1964 in Haida Gwaii. He is a self-taught carver of argillite, silver and gold as well as a graphic designer. He is part of the Raven clan in the Old Masset on Haida Gwaii. His work is a blend of traditional and contemporary art and shows his passion for his Haida Ancestory and the "old stories".
In June of 1999, Andrew took a shaping course with Gary Minaker-Russ through the First Peoples Cultural Foundation Grant. Andrew's influences are Christian White and Terry Yeltazie for their inlay work and Gary Minaker-Russ for polishing technique and form. In 2009, Andy graduated from Vancouver's Northwest Coast Jewellery Arts program under established Haida/Kwakwaka'wakw artist, Dan Wallace.
-Excerpt from Lattimer Gallery