These images show students working on a variety of ethnobotany projects. Students research and select a project then gain skills, such as carving, basketry, cordage making, traditional foods and more. To learn more: Ode to Cedar- Bastyr Northwest Herbs course
Carving platters from red alder and red cedar.
Finished cedar bark basket, platter and
Native Arts & Cultural Center Programs- 1994- Current
The Haida House Studio- which I used for 4 years (1994-1998) as artist-in-resident with Ralph Bennett, Haida carver and storyteller, and husband of 7 years. This is where I began my first classes in ethnobotany, basketry, woodcarving and more.
Back to the Land in the 70's
The 'Wilderness Summer Kitchen' where I lived for 3 years living about 7 miles from a main road, in houses we made from redwood bark and planks, cooking over open fires, getting water and bathing in our dammed creek and eating food we grew, wild harvested or traded. One of my first woodworking projects was the pantry shelves you can see on the right made from peeled tan oak and redwood planks we split by hand.