My brother survived one winter ice fishing for Arctic char and shee fish in Kotzebue, in northwest Alaska. The fish in the tile are Arctic char, a close relative to salmon, and will turn a brighter orange/red than its salmon cousin.
On the backside of the tile image above, the date constantly changes. Pretty much everything I make sells in the same year that I make it. The main ingredient in my tile clay is the Bootlegger Cove Clay, and it is the clay formation underlying all of Anchorage at varying thicknesses and depths.
The “Silver Hand Artist” stamp on the backside means I’m registered with the state of Alaska as a native Alaskan artist.