Artist’s Legal Name: Emily MacLean
Artist lives in: For Resolution, NWT
Community artist is from: Coral Harbour, NU
Categories of art practiced: Amauti making; Parka Making; Mitt Making; Kamik Making; Hunting Clothing; Sewn Skin Hat Making; Crochet Hats; Embroidery and beaded Embroidery for the Mitts
Preferred materials & subjects: Emily loves to make anything she has in hand available to her.
Year of Birth: 1965
Emily grew up in the community of Coral Harbour. Emily used to watch her grandmother sewing when she was growing up and learned the basics of making clothing of all kinds when she was very young. Around the age of 13, Emily started sewing more on her own and making her own designs. She is now a very talented seamstress and knows how to make all varieties of traditional and modern clothing for Inuit. She considers it her hobby and get custom orders from people all over Canada and is becoming more known internationally as well. Emily now lives in Fort Resolution where she teaches ‘mukluk’ making and continues to sew and create.
Artist’s Involvement with Traditional Inuit culture: Inuktitut Language; Sewing
“It’s only when you keep trying that you really get good at what you are making.”