Lisa Telford

Textiles Instructor
Lisa Telford (Haida) is a weaver who creates contemporary garments, shoes and other objects using Haida weaving techniques. Her work serves as a commentary on Native identity, stereotypes and fashion. Born in Ketchikan, Alaska, Telford is Gawa Git’ans Git’anee Haida and comes from a long line of weavers including her grandmother, mother, aunt, cousins, and daughter. She learned the traditional techniques of Haida basketry from Delores Churchill. Photo: Paul Niemi, 2023

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