Alvin Adkins

Alvin's crest figures include the Raven, Bear and Killerwhale. He creates jewellery out of silver and gold, makes limited edition prints and carves in wood and argillite. Alvin is a self-taught artist who started carving in 1971 and who was influenced by such people as Despsey Bob, Freda Deising, Bill Reid, Robert Davidson, and Don Yeomans. He comes from a talented family; both of his brothers, Rick and James, are established jewellers as well. His work is characterized by wide formline design and extremely deep gouging. Alvin's work has been exhibited at the Museum of Northern British Columbia. In 2010, Alvin received a Creative Achievement Award for Aboriginal Art from the BC Government.