Jim Yelton

Coast Salish

July 9, 1955

Burlington, WA

Jim Yelton is mostly self-taught, although he did receive some assistance in the beginning from his father. He started to carve at age twelve. Throughout his career, he has worked with Coast Salish artists Floyd Joseph, Marvin Baker, Eric Baker, and Tony Yelton. He is well-known for his detailed talking sticks and bold carvings. Jim currently lives in Sechelt, BC.

  • Jim Yelton Yellow Cedar Talking Stick

    Jim Yelton