Eliasica Timmerman

2433 3rd Avenue
Ketchikan
, Alaska
99901

(907) 225-1476

haidaeliasica@hotmail.com

Eliasica Timmerman is an accomplished Haida weaver. She enjoys weaving in the traditional Haida style, but occasionally experiments creating more contemporary pieces. She weaves primarily in cedar bark and spruce root. However, Eliasica continues to take classes in Chilkat weaving and is interested in creating clothing from traditional materials.

Eliasica has been weaving for 16 years. She studied with Delores Churchill, Holly Churchill, Diane Douglas-Willard, and Evelyn Vanderhoop at the Totem Heritage Center.

She has taught children’s cedar bark weaving classes at the Totem Heritage Center and was a favorite instructor for the Center’s spring break Culture Camp. She has taught adult classes at McFarland’s Floatel in Thorne Bay on Prince of Wales Island.

Eliasica has been awarded numerous honors. Most recently she received second place in basketry at the 2011 Santa Fe Indian Market; Best of Class and Division, Textiles at the 2009 Stanta Fe Indian Market; and second place in Textile at the Heard Museum for her Dancer Within A Dancer cedar bark and Chilkat woven outfit.

Traditional Arts, Visual Arts

Fiber, Northwest Coast

Cedar bark, spruce root, and Chilkat weaving.