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Skin artist chosen for Native arts residency

Peter Williams of Sitka displays his seal and sea otter products during the 2013 Juneau Public Market at the capital city's Centennial Hall. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)A Yup’ik skin artist living in Sitka is headed to the Institute of American Indian Arts under a Rasmuson Foundation-funded, artist-in-residence program..

Sitka artist hopes to bring otter to the runway

Peter Williams (right) with models Jerica Young, Anthony Flora and Denise Reed, at TechStyle NYC during Fashion Week in February. (Photo courtesy of TechStyle NYC)This spring, Sitka artist and marine mammal hunter Peter Williams took a trip to New York City, to show his work during fashion week. He's been trying to break into the lucrative fashion world for years. His goal is to bring Alaska Native designs to luxury buyers worldwide. Williams says that one way to save a traditional art form, is to create a market for it.

Artist pursues identity, sustainability in hunt for sea otters

PeterWilliams_smSitkan Peter Williams is an artist who makes a variety of garments and craft objects from the hides and fur of seals and sea otters -- marine mammals that he hunts himself. But Williams did not grow up hunting. He discovered it as an adult, and discovered himself as he learned how to hunt. In order for Williams to expand his business and career, he’d like to sell work outside the state. In fact, he’d like to enter the fur trade on the Eastern seaboard.  Subscribe in a reader