Allan Blyth educated his eye in the techniques and craftsmanship of carving at a very early age. Born and raised in Victoria, British Columbia, he spent hours as a child watching master carvers restore ancient totem poles and house-posts destined for the Victoria Museum. In his 20s, Al was introduced to a master carver who became his teacher in the Kwagiulth style. He carved and painted as a hobby for many years, earning his living in the shipyards and the family business. When an industrial accident cut his career short, Al began carving full-time. He creates ceremonial masks, as well as bowls, boxes, walking sticks and feast dishes. Soon he will be incorporating metal casting, stone, bone, and other natural materials, in his works.
Hello, my name is Randy Kerr. Thank you for your interest in my carvings. I initially began woodcarving 5 years ago when I moved to Victoria, with my wife Shauna to join our two daughters who were attending universtiy here. I was a chiropractor and had been in practice for 27 years in Belleville, Ontario.
Yellow Cedar Star Table $2025.00 CAD
Yellow Cedar Spawning Salmon Table $2025.00 CAD
Raven Catching the Sun (stained yellow cedar) $675.00 CAD
When we arrived in Victoria, I set up a chiropractic office downtown in Market Square. One of my neighbours in the area was Jack Kerr, “the Lone Wolf” who had a boutique storefront to market his carvings. I greatly admired his work, which consisted of cedar carvings of Native design. He agreed to accept me as his student. I was deeply drawn to this creative work and eventually my calling changed from chiropractic to carving. I left my practice in 2007 to spend more time carving.
I love working with our native woods, and in particular both red and yellow cedar. The texture, the smell and the beauty of the wood inspire me. Most of my carvings are inspired by native designs, which seem to connect with a deep inner part of me. Presently my focus and interest is in carving “coffe” tables, although I still enjoy large animal wall plaques and full dining tables
Yellow Cedar Salmon Table
Thank you again for your interest, and I would love to carve something just for you!!