Juanita Ens

CULTURAL GROUP:
Haida

BORN:
June 25, 1983

BIRTHPLACE:
Vancouver, BC

Juanita Ens began exploring her artistic heritage after graduating from high school in Vancouver. After researching Haida art, she began carving in copper. In early 2006, Juanita secured a one-year apprenticeship with Haida artist Jay Simeon, who taught her design and jewellery techniques. She works predominantly in silver at this point, but has a strong desire to begin working in argillite as well. On May 23, 2007, Juanita won a YVR Art Foundation Scholarship for her outstanding work.