Seneca, Ojibway / Canada / Craft
Theresa Burning is a 53 yr old Seneca/Ojibway woman who has actively beaded for a better part of her life. Theresa learnt to bead by watching her grandmother, who encouraged Theresa’s interest and would share craft supplies and sometimes offer ideas. When Theresa moved to Brantford and built a connection to her community, Theresa’s practice in bead and quill work grew. Now, Theresa’s 8 year old grandson has shown an interest in beading. Theresa passes on the tradition she learnt growing up by encouraging and supporting his work, and also incorporating his designs into her work.