Avery Calavaza is the son of the bird carver; Alvin Calavaza. He learned to carve from his father and early on in his development, from his uncle; Gibbs Othole. Now that he is in his mid-twenties, he is not carving as much due his work for the Zuni tribe in the Grand Canyon with the Havasupai tribe. He started out carving African lions and elephants, then moved towards eagles, owls, bobcats, mountain lions and bears, sometimes giving the animals inlaid dot necklaces like his father. We hope that Avery will carve more in the future for he is young and has a talent for finding quality stones that speak to him.