Chilkat & Ravenstail Weaver & Teacher

PO BOX 22324
Juneau, AK 99802
(907) 957-8774


Chilkat Weaving

A lifetime of assisting my mother, Clarissa, with her dying, spinning, ball-winding, regalia-making; never knowing where it would all lead me.

Then a 6-month apprenticeship, while weaving my first full-size robe, with late master Chilkat weaver Clarissa Rizal, who apprenticed under master weaver Jennie Thlanaut.

Tricks of the trade, and Chilkat nose consults with Evelyn Vanderhoop and Dorica Jackson.


Ravenstail Weaving

University Classes with Kay Parker, intermediate and advanced techniques.

Apprenticeship with Clarissa Rizal


Cedar Bark Weaving/Gathering

Apprenticeship and University Classes with Master bark weaver, Delores Churchill


University Degrees & Certificates

Masters in Elementary Education, degree candidate, University of Alaska Southeast (UAS)

Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Emphasis in Communication, Minor in Theatre, (UAS)

Business and Entrepreneurship Certificate, Institute of American Indian Arts


Past Shows and Awards

Sealaska Heritage Institute Juried Art Show, June 2016, Walter Soboleff Building

Sealaska Heritage Institute Juried Art Show, June 2014, Sealaska Plaza, Juneau, AK.Third Place Customary Inspired

Sealaska Heritage Institute Juried Art Show, 2012, Sealaska Plaza, Juneau, AK. First Place Traditional.

Parallel Worlds: Textiles from the Ainu and NW Coast, 2010, Portland Japanese Garden, Portland, OR.

Time Warp, 2010, Bill Reid Gallery, Vancouver, BC



Please see ‘calendar’ page for full listing of upcoming and previous class offerings.


Private Chilkat students, Nila & Laine Rinehart of the Tlingit Teehitaan Clan.

Anastasia Hobson-George, of the Wooshkeetaan Clan

Chilkat Weaving Public Demonstration and Lectures

Returning to Spirit: Chilkat and Ravenstail Weavings of the Northwest Coast

Demonstration and Public Lectures

April 3-5, 2017

Burke Museum, Seattle, Washington


Chilkat Weaving Public Demo and Lecture: History & Spiritual Meanings of our Ravenstail & Chilkat Weavings

March 2014

University of Alaska Humanities Conference


Public Presentation: The History & Spiritual Meanings of our Ravenstail and Chilkat Weavings

November 2013

Sharing Our Knowledge Conference: A Gathering of Clans
Juneau, Alaska