Lalla Williams

Martha Lalla Williams Williams is a Sugpiag native artist and is widely known for her skin sewing, creating dolls, traditional and contemporary Sugpiat clothing and seal intestine windows. She came to the craft later in life and eventually attended the Institute of American Indian Art. Martha now shares her knowledge as a master teaching artist at the Alaska Native Heritage Center, teaching skin processing, tanning and sewing in addition to sharing her heritage’s cultural traditions. Martha designs the regalia for the Sugpiat dance group Imamsuat and the Native Heritage Center Heritage Dancers. In addition, she has served as costume designer for Anchorage area theaters, designing regalia-inspired costumes for Cyrano Theater’s production of Othello and Raven’s Radio Hour.