Davy Arch

As a multi-talented master artisan, Davy Arch grew up learning crafts, tips and tricks from others in the community.  Having an interest in carving, his grandfather Lloyd Johnson taught him a lot about tool use and wood lore, while his uncle Boyce Allison showed him woodcarving finishes.  His mother Jean Arch and his grandmother Rachel Johnson taught him beadwork, pottery and sewing. 

Through the years Davy honed his craft with lots of practice and the guidance of master artisans John Wilnoty, Bob Reed, Goingback Chiltoskie, Red Bradley, Amanda Crowe, Gil and Geet Crowe.  Mr. Arch believes everyone has an inner artist and can create, some more than others.  The way we as a people, a tribe, and a culture will be viewed in the future is by the artwork we create today. 

Davy has won many awards for his artwork at local, state, and national level.

Davy Arch

“The way we as a people, a tribe, and a culture will be viewed in the future is by the artwork we create today.”