Thomas, Rick

Rick Thomas is an outstanding native carver of West Coast and Salish descent of the Stayout Tribe. Born in 1948, he was raised in the Stayout Reserve in Sidney, B.C. Rick is a full time carver who works in a wide variety of mediums, from wood and stone to bone and antler. Learning to carve from well known artist Eddie Omnik, Rick Thomas is also related to the Pelkeys and Pouparts, who are well known for carving soapstone. Rick Thomas is a Vietnam veteran, serving in the Marine Corps and the Marine Recon-Patalion for four years between 1970-1974. Now he is residing in Alaska and in Washington

Vintage Beaver box design, by Rick Thomas

Vintage Beaver box design, by Rick Thomas

Beaver wall art by Rick Thomas

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