Diane Douglas Willard

Diane Willard is an accomplished Haida weaver, born in California and raised in Washington. She attended the University of Washington and studied with Bill Holm, Marvin Oliver and others as part of the Indian Studies Program. She moved to Alaska, settling in Ketchikan at the Totem Heritage Center and received her Certificate of Merit for Weaving. Willard has been weaving for more than 24 years and weaves cedar bark, spruce root, raven’s tail and chilkat. She also does coiled basketry. Willard has been teaching at the Totem Heritage Center since 1994. She also taught at the Seattle Art Museum and on the Alaska Marine Highway for Elderhostel.