Hammerson Peters

Medicine Hat, Alberta | 8 Sales


Hammerson Peters

Medicine Hat, Alberta 8 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Mini Canadian Totem Poles

I spent my earliest years growing up in and around Vancouver, British Columbia, before my family moved east to the Canadian prairies. Ever since, I've had a nostalgia for Canada's Pacific Northwest; a nostalgia for the mountains, the woods, the fog, the rain, and particularly for the Native art.

When I was eight years old, I decided to try my hand at creating my own miniature version of the totem poles which punctuated some of my earliest memories. I borrowed my dad's Swiss Army knife, found a piece of deadwood, and promptly succeeded in slicing my thumb wide open. It would be the first of many scars.

Throughout the years, a dabbled with woodcarving here and there. When I was twelve, I made what might pass as first miniature totem pole out of scrap pine, using a handsaw and my own Swiss Army knife. When I was sixteen, I made a much better one out of basswood, using my first carving knife, which was given to my by a generous old carver from Powell River, BC (thanks Ron!). I've experimented with various woods since, and have tentatively settled on yellow cedar, a traditional West Coast material, as my staple.

Since high school, I've worked enough jobs and attended enough schools to learn that I don't like being told what to do. I figured I'd list some of my more recent carvings to see if they might help me acquire a little independence. I hope you enjoy!

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    I'm a 23-year-old Metis guy from western Canada. I'm interested in western Canadian history and culture, and endeavour to help keep my country's spirit alive in my woodcarvings. You can check me out at www.hammersonpeters.com

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Last updated on 17 December, 2015
Welcome to my shop! Feel free to look around, and remember that every Canadian deserves a totem pole.

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