Laurent Aksadjuak, Michael Angutituak, John Okalik, and John Kavik came to Rankin Inlet from different regions to look for work in the nickel mine. As these ivory miniatures show, these men were talented carvers who turned to this skill when the mine closed. They also participated in the first ceramics project when it began in 1963. Ceramics by Angutituak and Kavik are represented in this exhibition. Aksadjuak later returned to ceramics in 1990s in the new studios of the Matchbox Gallery, where he taught younger artists, including his son Roger, whose works are part of this exhibition. The ceramic head, by an unidentified artist, provides a link between the more traditional small-scale ivory work with its roots in the Inuit art of previous times and the new experiments with clay.