Masks were often used in dances. Note the salmon hanging on a string below the bears mouth. Bears love salmon. The rings around the bear represent the earth, sky, and heavens. And the feathers are birds, planets, and stars.
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.