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Bud Turner - Design

Bud Turner began his living as an artisan over 30 years ago when he first took employment at a sign company in Sequim, WA. It was there he met Dale Faulstich, a person who would become his friend, mentor, and (eventually) supervisor at the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s House of Myths. Bud honed and perfected his skill for hand crafted sign production (design, hand lettering, windows, vehicles, gold leaf gilding, etc.) while pursuing his passion for tribal culture and arts.

It wasn’t long before he struck out on his own. Opening up his own studio, Bud expanded his artistry to include illustrations, carvings, digital renderings, and 3D Architectural designs. He soon attracted commissioned works for the House of Myths.

Bud Turner began carving and producing artwork for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe full-time within a few years. He has been immersed in the history and the culture of indigenous people, their artwork and their stories for decades. When Dale Faulstich retired from the role, the position of Lead Woodcarver/Artisan for the House of Myths program was offered to Bud where he has been overseeing this program for the past three years.

Bud is a lifelong resident of Washington State who grew up with weekend fishing trips in the waters of the Salish Sea with his father and grandfather. In his free time, Bud designs unique, hand-drawn art in multiple styles and is the lead singer & keyboard player in a band with his brothers. He and his wife of 32 years, Darcey, have two grown children and enjoy camping, photography, traveling, time with family, and listening to live music together.

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