Chilkat & Ravenstail Weaver & Teacher
PO BOX 22324
Juneau, AK 99802
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.
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
University of Alaska Humanities Conference
Public Presentation: The History & Spiritual Meanings of our Ravenstail and Chilkat Weavings
Sharing Our Knowledge Conference: A Gathering of Clans