Prince Rupert, BC
Warren Adams is a well-known Gitksan artist, and his pieces can be found around the world. At the age of fifteen, he apprenticed under established Gitksan artist Ron Sebastian. From 1981 to 1983, Warren attended the Gitanmaax School of Northwest Coast Art at 'Ksan in Hazelton, BC, where he studied under master Gitksan artists Earl Muldon, Walter Harris, Vernon Stephens, and Ken Mowatt. From 1983 to 1984, he apprenticed under Gitksan artists Earl Muldon and Ron Sebastian in silver and gold engraving. Having learned all aspects of wood carvings, Warren began to carve on his own. He continued to create wood carvings for the K'san Gallery until 1987. From 1987 to 1991, he began to produce wood carvings and fine engraved jewellery independently. In 1999, Warren completed a design for the exterior of the Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Park Visitor Centre. In 2005, Warren worked alongside students in New Aiyansh, BC, on an eleven-foot Pts'aan (totem pole).