Wally Jasien is not only a very creative master carver, but he voluntarily shares his time and talent helping the “newbies” decide on a project and guide them through the process to create a lasting artwork and memories of its evolution. Wally has a very extensive kachina collection he has carved.
Starting from a block of wood to create an animal, character or kachina may seem daunting. Learning how to shape it is not difficult when you have a mentor to steer one in the learning experience. Care to experiment a little yourself? Just stop by and visit with us to learn more or join us if you are a carver.
We meet in the Cottonwood Ceramics Room every Thursday morning from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. For more information, call Wally Jasien at 480-895-8281 or Margaret Ryan at 480-802-6535. We have a great group of artists willing to share their years of knowledge and skillful tricks of the trade.