Welcome to the largest collection of modern lithic art for sale and show!

We are a group of highly skilled flintknappers that specialize in replicating stone tools and creating lithic art. Our unique hand-made items are intended to be displayed or used. If you collect high quality lithic artwork, please browse our galleries.
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Turkey tail
Here is a beautiful turkey tail made from polka-dot agate...
$70.00
Obsidian knife
Blade is made from beautiful mahogany obsidian with almos...
$89.00
Mexican Blue Clovis
Made from beautiful Mexican Blue Obsidian with some spide...
$36.00
Mexican Blue Dalton
Made from beautiful Mexican blue obsidian, a very dark bl...
$36.00
Armenian Obsidian knife. Free shipping!!!
Whitetail antler with laminated wood handle.
$115.00
Clovis
Nicely flaked and fluted obsidian Clovis! Hafting area is...
$28.00
Ghosts In The Stone Pressure Flaker (set screw locking)
*shoot me an email after purchase to let me know what col...
$22.00
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Past to Present Progs & Trading Post

I am James Bowden. I have been flintknapping for 39 years, passionately creating images of the past. At first I was largely self-taught. Later, I studied with other knappers in Southern California to advance my skills and knowledge. Early on, sizable stone was unavailable for me, which directly affected my style of flintknapping.

Today I work with a wide variety of materials to flake many different types of stone implements. The tools and methods I use closely follow traditional ones. My forte continues to be intricately flaked eccentrics, and small delicate gem points with long, drawn-out ears. This work fills a special niche in the world of modern flintknapping.

All of my pieces are permanently initialed and dated using a diamond-tipped scribe, making them collectible museum quality replicas and artwork. My knapped work is represented in the Modern Lithic Artists Journal, Volume 3, the Sept./Oct. issue of the Gold Prospectors Magazine, the #5/Summer 2018 issue of Knapper's Quarterly, the 2022 "Flintknapping, The Art Of The Ancients" Calendar, and in the collections of over 30 museums and visitor centers across the United States.

In 2014, a couple of my pieces were the chosen winners for the "Miscellaneous" category in an international dichroic glass art competition, "Dichroic by Design 2014" which was sponsored by CBS, Coatings by Sanberg, Inc. This winning arrowhead was later published in the March/April 2015 issue of Glass Art magazine.

In the 4th episode (aired on 10-29-14) of the TV series "Somebody's Gotta Do It", I instructed Mike Rowe (prior host on the TV show "Dirty Jobs") with his first flintknapping lesson! It was an awesome experience.

Enjoy browsing through my gallery and picking out your favorite pieces!

Payment: I accept PayPal, money orders, and personal checks.

Shipping: See an items details section for the shipping charge. If you purchase multiple items the overall shipping charges may be reduced. Personal checks may delay shipment until processed.

Some of my other jewelry and products are now being sold on my ETSY gallery at http://www.etsy.com/shop/JKBowdenPast2Present .

Receive previews of points and occasional FREE POINT GIVE-AWAYS by "liking" http://www.facebook.com/past2presentprograms

And ... just for fun check out my Pinterest Boards at http://pinterest.com/jameskbowden/

and posts on my INSTAGRAM page at: past_to_present_programs

Please feel free to pin or post any of my gallery photos on Facebook, Pinterest, or other social medias!
Autumn Colored Microwave Fused Glass Elko Atlatl Dart Point
Price: $40  |  Date: Jan 03,2024
Status: Sold
22 KT GOLD in Black Microwave Fused Glass - Side Notched Arrowhead
Price: $70  |  Date: Mar 18,2023
Status: Sold
Australian Binthalya Opal Columbia Plateau Arrowhead
Price: $35  |  Date: Mar 18,2023
Status: Sold
Sterling Silver Adjustable Bracelet with a Cast Rose Springs Arrowhead
Price: $85  |  Date: Jan 02,2023
Status: Sold
Blue and Green Glass Slag Columbia Plateau Arrowhead
Price: $38  |  Date: Nov 13,2022
Status: Sold
Brazilian Agate Toyah Point
Price: $35  |  Date: Mar 12,2022
Status: Sold
Brazilian Agate Cahokia Point
Price: $36  |  Date: Mar 12,2022
Status: Sold
Microwave Fused Glass Columbia Plateau Arrowhead
Price: $35  |  Date: Mar 10,2022
Status: Sold
Cobalt Blue Glass Side Notched Arrowhead & Lapis Lazuli Necklace
Price: $75  |  Date: Mar 10,2022
Status: Sold
Green Striped Microwave Fused Glass Side Notched Arrowhead
Price: $35  |  Date: Mar 05,2022
Status: Sold
Red, Black, & Yellow Fused Glass Side Notched Arrowhead
Price: $38  |  Date: Mar 03,2022
Status: Sold
Mottled Microwave Kiln Fused Glass Cahokia Arrowhead
Price: $38  |  Date: Mar 03,2022
Status: Sold
Lavic Jasper Toyah Arrowhead
Price: $28  |  Date: Mar 02,2022
Status: Sold
Goldfield Jasper Desert Side Notched Arrowhead
Price: $38  |  Date: Feb 27,2022
Status: Sold
Brazilian Agate Columbia Plateau Point
Price: $45  |  Date: Feb 27,2022
Status: Sold
Goldfield Jasper Tri Notched Arrowhead
Price: $32  |  Date: Feb 02,2022
Status: Sold
Goldfield Jasper Columbia Plateau Point
Price: $34  |  Date: Jan 30,2022
Status: Sold
Wyoming Green River Chert Desert Side Notched Point
Price: $38  |  Date: Jan 29,2022
Status: Sold
Polish Flint Side Notched Arrowhead
Price: $30  |  Date: Dec 15,2021
Status: Sold
Goldfield Jasper Toyah Arrowhead
Price: $30  |  Date: Dec 15,2021
Status: Sold
Burlington Chert Side Notched Arrowhead Necklace
Price: $45  |  Date: Nov 15,2021
Status: Sold
Green striped Microwave Fused Glass Elko Point
Price: $38  |  Date: Oct 26,2021
Status: Sold
Multicolored Dichroic Glass Side Notched Arrowhead
Price: $50  |  Date: Oct 25,2021
Status: Sold
Goldfield Jasper Desert Side Notched Arrowhead
Price: $23  |  Date: Jul 12,2021
Status: Sold
Black Millefiori Hand Blown Glass Side Notched Arrowhead
Price: $27  |  Date: Jul 02,2021
Status: Sold
Mossy Green MWK Fused Glass Side Notched Arrowhead
Price: $38  |  Date: Jun 27,2021
Status: Sold
Frog - Microwave Fused Glass Side Notched Point
Price: $39  |  Date: Jun 24,2021
Status: Sold
Wyoming Green River Chert Desert Side Notched Arrowhead
Price: $39  |  Date: Apr 07,2021
Status: Sold
Black Rhyolite Elko Eared Atlatl Point
Price: $29  |  Date: Mar 26,2021
Status: Sold
Fossil Coral Gunther Barbed Arrowhead
Price: $40  |  Date: Mar 25,2021
Status: Sold
Novaculite Egyptian Hollow Base Arrowhead
Price: $40  |  Date: Mar 24,2021
Status: Sold
Lavic Jasper Side Notched Point
Price: $32  |  Date: Mar 22,2021
Status: Sold
Flat Top Chalcedony Gunther Barbed Arrowhead
Price: $40  |  Date: Mar 06,2021
Status: Sold
Brazilian Agate Gunther Barbed Arrowhead
Price: $38  |  Date: Mar 05,2021
Status: Sold
Obsidian Grizzly Bear Claw Eccentric
Price: $38  |  Date: Feb 26,2021
Status: Sold
Brazilian Carnelian Gunther Barbed Arrowhead
Price: $40  |  Date: Feb 25,2021
Status: Sold