After High School, I was accepted to the Kitanmaax School of Northwest Coast Indian art at Ksan in Hazelton where my instructors were Master Carvers Vernon Stephens and Ken Mowatt. I completed the four year program in 1998 learning to design and carve plaques, ladles, panels, masks, rattles, paddles, and steam bent boxes.
I am on a continuous journey of learning right to date. I am presently doing an apprenticeship under Phillip Janze for engraving gold and silver jewelery.
I have been very fortunate with having great teachers within reach throughout all of the years that I have been carving. I have had the opportunities as well to watch and learn from Master carvers like Earl Muldon and the late Walter Harris. I continue to meet and learn from different artists as well as my teachers from Ksan to this day. It is a long journey to becoming a Master Carver myself; a goal that I have held since I picked up my first set of tools.
~ Tka’ast (Trevor Angus) ~