Hello, My name is Patricia. Iam a First Nations artist. My Duwamish Language nickname is: xw’dəwɁábškáyә stəbtábul’ (“Duwamish Grandmother Grizzly”) Tribal Name: dxw’dəwɁábš (People-of-the-Inside, The Duwamish Tribe of Indians), Signatories to the 1855 Point Elliott Treaty at Mukilteo) We are the people of Chief Seattle. We are the First People of the City of Seattle, Mercer Island, Renton, Bellevue, Tukwila and much of King County, Washington. We have never left our ancestral homeland. Iam descended from the historic Seymour Family [1916 Roblin’s Rolls]. I descend from Neesemu, daughter of the White River Duwamish chief and the sister of ladày’le (“Ladaila”), First Wife of Chief Seattle and the mother of qi’qay’seblu wi’weq(“ki’ki’sòblu”, “Princess Angeline”), the famous Duwamish & Suquamish Weaver.
I was born in April 1970, in beautiful Blue River, B.C. I have 2 grown children, 2 grandchildren, 4 cats and 2 dogs. I enjoy weaving, hand-engraving, beading, baking, reading, and harvesting wild medicines and foods, & berry picking. I enjoy traveling, hiking and the natural beauty of the area.
My first scratch on glass was in 2005. It was a butterfly design using my Dremel hand tool with various diamond, rubber and stone bits. I had no formal training and finally found some similar artists about 6 years later. I was ecstatic with the almost magical qualities and abilities my new found art form provided. I mainly gave away pieces as gifts to family and friends but soon found myself busy with referrals and commissioned for more work.
I have had the distinct pleasure of dealing with many clients from all over the world. They have challenged me and they continue to do so with their custom orders and various tastes and desires.