Kettle & Stony Point First Nation
My name is Jacqueline Shaver, my community is Kettle & Stony Point First Nation. I have been sewing from a young age and officially learned in home economics class in school. Unofficially, I learned watching my mother make clothing and doll clothes when I was very young. I currently make linen tea towels, pouches, totes, and coats made from thrifted blankets and quilts.
During the summer of 2019 I took a pottery course and fell in love with it instantly. The course was at a local community studio and I have been able to learn from a talented instructor and the community of potters that attend there. I love that pottery has not come naturally to me and I have had to practice, practice, practice! I still have much to learn but seem to have found a particular love of making berry bowls.
Beadwork was introduced to me via facebook and a beginner kit. I felt instantly at home when I started making pieces as it feels very similar to appliqué. I love that all those little pieces of glass can come together to make something beautiful. Much more beautiful than if they were alone; much like us. When we come together as a community it is much more beautiful than being on our own.