Tlingit Master Artist/Carver Israel Shotridge was born and raised in Ketchikan, Alaska, a member of the Bear (Teikweidee) Clan of the Tongass (Taantakwan) Tribe. His Tlingit name is Kinstaádaál – The Bear That Is Standing Up. Shotridge creates commissioned works of art in his home studio on Vashon Island, WA.
For over 30 years Shotridge has been creating traditional and contemporary artworks for public, private and corporate Native art collections world wide including: monumental totem poles, house screens, carved panels, canoes, ceremonial objects and engraved silver and gold jewelry. More recently, Shotridge has accomplished contemporary works in sandblasted glass, depicting his exquisite formline designs.