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Artist Dale Faulstich
Dale Faulstich
Dale Faulstich is an artist and woodcarver.  He has earned his living producing both commercial and fine art since 1972. Dale's home and studio are located near the City of Sequim, on the North Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, where he and his wife Heather raised their two children.

Inspiration
Intrigued by the sophisticated art created by the indigenous people of the Northwest Coast of North America, Dale's objective, as an artist is to create original contemporary objects inspired by long established aboriginal themes. He also wishes to pay homage to the culture that flourished on the Northwest Coast, and to the ancient, mostly anonymous master who expressed their cultural ideas.

Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe Relationship
As a non-native working in a native tradition, Dale enjoys a unique relationship with the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe of Sequim, Washington.  This long-standing collaboration has lead to more than 50 full sized totem poles, as well as numerous carved panels, and other carved figures. In addition to the Seven Cedars Casino, he has also designed and carved artwork for the Tribe's Community Center, Dental Clinic, and for the South Campus Social Services buildings.  You can also see his work at the Longhouse Market, the Cedars at Dungeness Golf Course, the Jamestown Family Health Clinic on 5th Avenue in Sequim, and the new Blyn Fire Station.  Dale is involved in various other Tribal projects, as well as teaching on on-going series of carving classes.  He is always available to assist tribal members in designing and carving of traditional objects.

Other Art
Dale has created masks, totem poles, steam-bent boxes, animal form bowls, rattles, drums, and ceremonial objects, as well as carved doors, wall panels, furniture, and other pieces with contemporary applications, which can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and other countries.