Jamie Gentry grew up on Vancouver Island surrounded by art and culture. Some of her fondest memories are of family trips up island in her granny’s van to potlatches.
From a young age Jamie was drawn to creativity and art work. Culture and community have had a strong influence in her art.
My name is Jamie and I am from the Kwakwaka’wakw Nation. I was fortunate to grow up immersed in culture and surrounded by talented artists. My whole life I was drawn to the arts, music, dance, drawing, painting, but I was particularly drawn to working with my hands, whether it was sewing, beading or weaving.
For as long as I can remember I have wanted to make moccasins. However, it wasn’t until we moved to Sooke, that I was able to find a teacher and from that day forward I have not stopped.
I make traditional, custom made moccasins for modern day living. My focus is on style, comfort and durability with an emphasis on sustainability. Each pair is cut, beaded, sewn, carved by hand and infused with love making each pair unique.
From my heart to your sole.
Moose hide, delica beads
buffalo hide, rabbit fur