Sam Dimmick was born in 1960, and currently resides in California. He regularly travels to promote his work. His family is from Shismaref, Alaska; he was born in Nome. Sam comes from a long line of ivory, whalebone, and stone carvers. Years ago, he had the opportunity to work closely with Ken “Ralph” Paneok, and was able to improve on his stone carving technique. He also learned a great deal from Paul Tiulana. Sam specializes in stone carving. Sam enjoys creating large pieces, with an attention to fine detail that never ceases to impress. One can touch his pieces, and “feel” the bone structure of the bear, the feathers of the bird, and the smoothness of the whale. Sam’s sculptures can be found in museums, galleries, and personal collections spanning the globe.