Angela Marston

Angela Marston

Credit: Alcheringa Gallery

(b. 1975, Stz’uminus, Coast Salish)

Angela Marston was born in Ladysmith, British Columbia. Marston learned about Salish art and culture from her parents, Jane and David Marston, who are both talented carvers. She began weaving cedar bark when she was fourteen and studied with Kathy Edgar and Minney Peters. Marston finds the process of collecting cedar roots and pulling and cleaning the bark deeply rewarding.

Marston’s main medium is cedar—she weaves cedar baskets and carves cedar dance rattles. She also paints, designs fashion, and creates serigraph prints. Marston was commissioned to create a line of silk ties and scarves for the Vancouver International Airport staff.

See Marston’s artwork in Out of the Frame here.