WildCraft began in our rural studio, in the hills above White Salmon, WA in the summer of 2013. The goal was to create a space where interdisciplinary practices could live side by side, informing and expanding the approach to each study.
In the spring of 2018, we moved into downtown White Salmon, to the historic Pioneer Building (216 E Jewett Blvd). From this shared space, we offer weekend workshops in craft, textiles, Native art and herbal medicine. We use this studio as a starting place for many of our foraging workshops, wildflower walks and place-based expeditions.
Classes at White Salmon Studio:
Intro to Metals I: Bangles & Bands
Saturday July 21, 2018
Curious about metalsmithing? Interested in designing and making your own jewelry? This workshop guides students through basic metalsmithing techniques.
Intro to Metals 2: Earrings
Saturday August 11, 2018
Dive into jewelry-making with this 1-day workshop, focused on metalsmithing techniques and custom design.
Wasco Weaving: Flat Twined Sally Bag
Saturday August 18, 2018 - Sunday August 19, 2018
The 2-day class will focus on Wasco-style weaving techniques and patterned design work, teaching a Native art of the Columbia Plateau.
NW Native Cedar Weaving: Storage Basket
Saturday September 08, 2018 - Sunday September 09, 2018
This workshop, led by Warm Springs Elder, and nationally recognized weaver, Pat Courtney Gold, will guide students through the process of weaving a cedar storage basket.
Wooden Spoon Carving
Saturday September 15, 2018
Learn how to select an ideal wood for carving, how to use simple hand-carving tools to create a handsome and useful spoon.
Love Your Face: Herbal Beauty
Sunday September 16, 2018
Learn how to make herbal face care products including face masks, honey facial scrub, eye cream, inflammation reducers and antioxidant facial lotion.
Kalapuya Basket Weaving (sept)
Saturday September 22, 2018
Students will spend the day learning how to process Western Red Cedar bark, prepare it for weaving, weave a medium sized basket.