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Jonathan Perry is open for commissions by individuals, museums and other institutions. He has pieces that have been collected and displayed by the National Museum of the American Indian, the Peabody Essex Museum, the Fuller Craft Museum and more. Pieces are custom made to order, and the artist will be more than happy to accommodate the client.
Hand carved Rhode Island steatite in the shape of a Pukwudgie little person. Refusing to use any modern tools, the artist flint knapped his own traditional stone tools to create this piece and bored the draw hole using only fine sand and hardwood.
Hand carved face effigy on ivory with scrimshaw serpent, thunderbird, and traditional tattoo designs. Collaborative piece part of the Education through Cultural and Historical Organizations artist exchange.
Hand carved stone, with traditional Eastern designs on hand braided sinew.
Human Effigy Pipe
Carved of Rhode Island steatite, this human effigy holds a pipe bowl facing the smoker. This iconic piece was chosen to be on the $1.00 Sacajawea coin commemorating the Wampanoag treaty.
Thunderbird Stone Pendant
Hand stone pendant adorned with traditional Thunderbird designs and finished on red antique trade beads.
Woman's Cooking Paddle
Hand carved maple paddle with traditional Wampanoag notched detail. Smoked deerskin tie.
Minature mish8n (canoe) paddle carved out of red cedar and finished with traditional Wampanoag notched designs.
Turtle Paddle (detail)
Detailed image of red cedar mish8n (canoe paddle). Traditional Wampanoag notched designs with turtle and otter effigies.
Traditional cold hammered copper spoon with serpent effigy.
Made in the traditional Wampanoag fashion of cold hammering, with hand rocked designs and smoked deerskin ties, this copper pendant represents the stars that witness the Earth and all of Creation.
Traditional cold hammered copper accents this hand carved and etched slate blue heron effigy pendant. This piece will be on traveling exhibition starting November 21, 2015 at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.
Traditional Wampanoag cold hammering, with hand rocked designs, these copper earrings represent the Thunderbirds descending from the stars and searching for the light upon the Earth.
Traditional cold hammered copper earrings with harpoon design.
Rocked Ovals with Wampum
Hand hammered and beveled ovals with rocker work designs and wampum beads.
Drops of Sun
Made in the traditional Wampanoag fashion of cold hammering. These copper earrings represent the ripples in the water on a sunny day.