• Tlingit Carver

    JENNIFER YOUNGER

  • ABOUT ME

    Jennifer

     
     I was raised in the Southeast Alaska town of Yakutat. I am part Tlingit of the Eagle clan.  I now call Sitka, Alaska my home.
     
    I am fullfilling my dream of pursuing something related to traditional Tlingit art, while having the freedom to express my own style. 
     
    My hope is that you will enjoy something I’ve created.
     
     
  • WHAT I DO

    I enjoy carving on metals to create unique pieces of jewelry and art. I am using traditional Tlingit carving and formline as an inspiration to create my own contemporary pieces.

    Apprentice to Dave Galanin

    Tlingit formline & carving
    Sitka, Alaska

    Dave Galanin has taken me under his wing to help me understand more about my Tlingit culture and the art of carving on metals.  He keeps me focused on the traditional aspects of carving while teaching me the technical aspects. 
    Master Artist, Nicolas Galanin

    Alaska State Council on the Arts Award

    Tlingit formline & carving
    Sitka, Alaska

    In 2012 I was awarded the Master Artist and Apprentice Grant in Traditional Native Arts from the Alaska State Council on the Arts. This gave me the opportunity to work with Nicolas Galanin in the art of metal carving. 
  • CONTACT ME

    I'd love to hear from you.  Also feel free to contact me for custom orders.  

  • BEYOND JEWELRY

    Art Installations

    Create, Memory, An Exhibit of Alaska Native Art
    February 2016
    Historic Sheldon Jackson Campus, Sitka, Alaska

    Exhibitions 

    Out of This World! Jewelry in the Space Age, June 2015-January 2016
    Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

    Additional Projects



    Awards

    First Place for metal carving, Carving & Sculpture Division
    Best of Division, Carving & Sculpture Division 
    2016 Celebration Northwest Coast Juried Art Show
    Juneau, Alaska

    Peoples Choice - Jewelry/Metalwork 
    2017 Adaka Cultural Festival
    Whitehorse, Yukon