"My art explores and blends my own culture with my current diverse urban surroundings. Respecting tradition and keeping it alive through art drives my creative process. I am also intrigued and inspired by the evolution within the art of aboriginal communities when exposed to new materials and techniques. For example, the northern Athabaskan exposure to European beads which resulted in a whole new form of art – beadwork.
Over the years, as beadwork became more popular and easier to work with, the art of quillwork slowly began to diminish. In a similar way to the northern athatbaskan I also aim to combine this modern form of adornment with the old – Quillwork, in order to carry on the legacy of our elders while combining new designs and techniques of my own.”
Caroline Blechert of Creations for Continuity
Our objective is to support Northern Artists, and happy to have Pauline Williah's Northern Crafts Store Collection on our Store Site.
Northern Crafts Store, is owned and operated by First Nation (Tlicho) Artist Pauline Williah, who had been dedicated to her passion for traditional sewing ever since she was a young girl growing up in a small community of Behchoko. Visit Pauline's Store on Facebook here!
If you are in the Yellowknife area, stop by her shop in the YK Centre on the lower level across from Gourmet Cup.