An annual ancestral skills gathering held near Monmouth, Oregon. Not only do I teach workshops there, I take classes and learn from others too.

A non-profit educational organization that promotes place-based resiliency and teaches many great classes. I collaborate with them often.

Photo by Buck the Cubicle

Scott's amazing pigment knowledge and guidance have been invaluable as I have learned to work with natural paints.

7 acre "eco-industrial" creative space, pollinator garden and ecological restoration project. This is the current home of Rewild Portland and many of my collaborations with them. Located next to the Willamette River in the St Johns neighborhood of Portland, Oregon.

Materials Suppliers

This company sources natural pigments from small quarries around the world, and may a good option for anyone just starting their pigment collection. I also like to use their pigments when teaching workshops. Located in Ashland, Oregon.

Purchase vegetable glycerin by the gallon! Also bulk cornstarch and beeswax. Located in Portland, Oregon.

Affordable seller of methylcellulose by the pound. Located in Brooklyn, New York.

Another source of methylcellulose by the pound. Also natural yarns, silk and linen fabrics, and felting and spinning tools. Located in northern California.


Find out what plant materials, animal fibers and mineral pigments and materials naturally occur in your bioregion. Learn to harvest responsibly, and how to give back to the environment more than you receive.


This book and accompanying text has been invaluable as I have researched European mumming traditions, and has done an amazing job of spreading awareness of these traditions worldwide.

Other Resources

The original recipe at the heart of my burlap + bioplastic mask-making process, posted to Instructables by Jordan Stack.