Ellery Cootes is a member of the Ucluelet/Huuayaht First Nation, originating from Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. He has over 35 years experience in carving and still loves what he's doing - Today he is focusing on wood carvings including totems and wall panels and his pieces are highly collectible. He credits his Uncle William Dennis for his skills.
Cedar Talking stick, inlaid, by Ellery Cootes
Talkingstick by Huu-ay-aht First Nation Artist Ellery Cootes