A graduate of the Northwest Coast Jewelry program, Heather has gone on to create beautiful works in the Yukon community. Her pieces often place a great importance on honouring the natural environment around us and will frequently make use of recycled materials. Heather has taught at many schools in Yukon, as well as UBC summer camps and Splintered Craft. She works closely with the Adaka festival each year in Whitehorse and was also awarded the experience of being a Chilkoot Trail Artist in Residence. An accomplished artist and strong community pillar, Heather’s workshops encourage students to adopt new techniques in creating beautiful and customized pieces.
Talk on Traditional Weaving Methods:
Tier 1, $5
Friday, August 12, 12:00-12:30pm
Saturday, August 13, 12:00-12:30pm
In this half-hour talk, Heather will take the audience through an introduction to traditional Tlingit weaving methods and shapes. She will also chat about the process of cedar weaving and the lost art of spruce root weaving – from collecting to creating.
Introduction to Weaving: Headbands
Tier 3, $50
Friday, August 12, 1:00-3:00pm
Introduction to Weaving: Bangles
Tier 3, $50
Saturday, August 13, 4:00-6:00pm
Join Heather for an introduction to traditional weaving styles. Trained in jewellery design, Heather will talk students through the weaving process starting with pattern design. Students will each work with provided leather or cedar (depending on availability) to create their own headband or bangle (depending on the day), and will leave with the confidence to continue with small projects at home or to incorporate this technique into larger creative pursuits.