STACEY WILLIAMS, WEAVER
Stacey Williams is a Tlingit weaver. She was raised in Ketchikan, AK where she continues to practice her arts and teaching. As a student under Holly Churchill, Dorica Jackson, Diane Douglas-Willard, Janice Jackson and many other talented weavers and artisans, she has worked hard to study multiple disciplines of weaving including cedar bark, spruce root and textiles as well as regalia. As an instructor, she instills hope in each of her students that the arts will go on. She inspires many to delve deeper into her love that is Northwest coast weaving. As an artist working with natural materials from local resources, she hopes to build upon the foundation laid by the ancestors, while drawing up new conclusions on how to sustain the culture and its many facets. She finds cultural art to be an outlet, a gateway, and a path. It provides a place to explore through experimentation and diligent dedication. Art is a welcome home where the fire is always burning with creation. That fire has inspired her to practice the arts thoroughly, with respect, and a deep commitment.
Her baskets and pieces can be seen on display in the Ketchikan Museums collection, at the Sealaska Heritage store, Crazy Wolf studios and in private collections.
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The latest about Stacey Williams and her art
As a professional artist Stacey loves to share her work with an appreciative audience. In this section you’ll find interviews, news clips, and details about upcoming and past exhibitions or collaborations.
FIRST GRADERS ZOOM INTO THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY -- AND ALASKA!
JANUARY 22, 2021
Weaving belongs to us all.
- A wise weaver
On display at Ketchikan Museums through September 2022
LEARNING THROUGH TEACHING - NOW CLOSED
Here are videos to accompany the opening of Learning Through Teaching. Have fun, learn what you can, and pass it on! This exhibit is now closed, but stay tuned for updates from Artist Stacey Williams.
HOW TO TWINE
Thank you to Sealaska Heritage Institute for supporting the arts through this Virtual Artist in Residence. This video will guide you first through one strand plaiting, and then continue with basic two-strand twining.
LEARN HOW TO PLAIT
Thank you to Sealaska Heritage Institute for supporting the arts through this Virtual Artist in Residence. In this video, follow along with plating a table mat. You can increase or decrease the amount of strips you work with to change the size and difficulty level.