Denise and Samuel Wallace

Denise Wallace (b 1957, Seattle, WA) is a jewelry artist of Native Alaskan Aleut descent, who worked with her husband, Samuel Wallace (1936-2010). She maintains and modifies a walrus-ivory carving tradition.

She is most well known for her elaborate belts which depict people, animals, symbols, and folk tales of her native culture. They use fossil ivory, silver, gold, and richly colored stones to illustrate her rich culture.

Denise and Samuel Wallace are featured in the Community episode of Craft in America.

Denise and Sam Wallace, Toby Hoogs photograph

Denise and Samuel Wallace, Woman in the Moon, Courtesy of, Kiyoshi Togashi photograph

Dawn and David Wallace talk about their parents' work.

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