Indigi.Arts - Ashley Maracle & Somer Johnston
Ashley Maracle & Somer Johnston
Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory (Ashey) + Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation (Somer), Ontario
Indigi.Arts is sister-in-law team, Somer Johnston and Ashley Maracle. As jewelry makers, we have combined our works to incorporate contemporary and traditional methods. We aim to repurpose as many materials as we can, making each piece absolutely one-of-a-kind and love to create beautiful pieces of wearable art. Somer learned beadwork as a youth from her auntie, as an auntie herself, she continues to gift beadwork to those she's now auntie to and has begun to share her knowledge of the skill. Ashley has learned jewelry and materials skills from her parents, Kim who taught Ashley how to sew and provided a love for visual arts, and Larry, who passed down the ability to see opportunity in materials often overlooked.
Indigi.Arts is an Indigenous-owned company. Somer is Anishinaabe (Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation) and Ashley is Kanien'kehaka (Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory) & Irish. Currently residing in Toronto & Hamilton, Ontario, Canada respectively.