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Wolf Originals: Soapstone Carvings?

Wolf Originals — Soapstone Carvings?

These sculptures are often listed on ebay as soapstone carvings; Inuit, Native or Canadian.

They are actually cast items, made of a plaster-like compound with a top-coat to give gloss and hardness.

Usually they bear the initials “WE” or a foil label with words such as “Wolf Originals” “Fait a la Main” “Made by Hand.” Similar items are made under the names Greg Wolf, or Wolf Enterprises, as well as other names.

They are not carvings, and are not made of soapstone. Original prices were $5 and up.

One may find more info online by googling Wolf Originals.

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Bluemando
Bluemando
Steve has been collecting and researching Northwest Coast Native art for 25 years. He is known for his expertise regarding the Tsimshian carvers of Metlakatla, Alaska, and the Kwakiutl carvers of the Blunden Harbor/Smith Inlet area. He has contributed to a museum exhibit on model totem poles, and to the book "Carvings and Commerce" based on it.
By day he is a paralegal, and by night a professional musician, playing violin, mandolin and octave mandolin in the Americeltic tradition.