William Baker is a member of the Coast Salish Nation (Squamish), originating from Vancouver, BC, Canada. He was born in 1965 in Lion's Gate. William takes the Killer whale as his family crest. He began carving in 1983, inspired by the work of his brother, Fred Baker, and cousin, Richard Baker. William carves in red and yellow cedar, creating superb plaques, masks, talking sticks, bowls and totem poles. He is easy recognizable due to his very clean carving and the integration of unusual, bold and soft contemporary colors, always combined with the traditional colors and designs.
Salmon, yellow cedar, by William (Bill) Baker
Salmon, yellow cedar, by Bill Baker (William Baker) from the Squamish First Nations
Large Red Snapper, hand carved by William Baker
Red Snapper by William Baker, Coast Salish First Nation