Abalone Shell Weaving with Stephanie Craig
Location: Portland Studio
Teacher: Stephanie Craig
Abalone have been used for thousands of years by Native Americans for traditional foods and in ceremony and with spiritual people who use the four elements in healing; earth, air, water and fire. In this class we will combine natural materials and local plants and weave around a medium/large size abalone shell, while using traditional Native American weaving techniques. Join in exploring these traditions while weaving your covered shell. Many people use covered abalone shells as a smudge bowls or even for holding their favorite jewelry. Students will learn different weaving methods, traditional rim and finishing techniques, and go home with a beautiful piece of artwork.
All Native Arts classes are offered at 50% off tuition for all enrolled tribal members. To register, please email Sera@wildcraftstudioschool.com.
If you are not an enrolled tribal member but are of North American indengenous descent, email us details and we will do everything possible to award this class discount. We are deeply committed to ensuring that this education is made available to those who it belongs to.