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P. J. Ellis

Percy Ellis is a Haida Carver who has lived on Haida Gwaii his whole life. Percy has been carving for over 14 years and has apprenticed under the direction of Master Carvers Garner Moody and Ron Wilson (Gitsga). Percy began carving argillite when he was 15 and quickly moved up to gold and silver. In 2006 Percy apprenticed with Ron Wilson on a 54ft red cedar Totem pole that is proudly displayed at the Haida Heritage Center in Skidegate, BC. In the Summer of 2007 Percy apprenticed with Garner Moody on a 30ft Haida canoe at the Haida Heritage Center. Today ,Percy mainly creates beautifully custom designed jewelry in gold and silver, including rings, bracelets, pendants, and earrings. Percy is very proud of his heritage and views his art a way of keeping the culture alive.