James Sawyer was born on Haida Gwaii, British Columbia in 1969. He is part of the Skidegate Glidins Clan. His lineage includes his uncle, Doug Wilson, argillite carver and author, and his grandfather, Ike Hans, argillite and wood carver. He is also influenced by fellow Haida artist and friend, Reg Davidson. James grew up in Richmond, BC, then moved back to Haida Gwaii in 1992 where he then developed his art skills by training with Pat Wesley.
James started to make a living with art in 1997. Initially, his focus was on paddles and graphics, then working on the designs for button blankets, vests and logo designs. Later, he began to work on wood carving which naturally progressed into working with gold, silver and copper and has since had much success with the jewellery he creates.
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