NSULA Crafts -- Artist Biographies

Crafts people featured at the Natchitoches - NSU Folk Festivals
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Rene J. Pierre, Papier Mache Mardi Gras Float Model Maker http://louisianafolklife.nsula.edu/artist-biographies/profiles/178

Rene J. Pierre, Papier Mache Mardi Gras Float Model Maker http://louisianafolklife.nsula.edu/artist-biographies/profiles/178

Lair Laetter LaCour: Doll and Quilt Maker http://louisianafolklife.nsula.edu/artist-biographies/profiles/132

Lair Laetter LaCour: Doll and Quilt Maker http://louisianafolklife.nsula.edu/artist-biographies/profiles/132

Lucy Ditta Mike Obituary - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theadvocate/obituary.aspx?pid=162747515#sthash.cMgc5Ev0.dpuf

Lucy Ditta Mike's Obituary on The Advocate

Irvan Perez: Dècima Singer and Wood Carver http://louisianafolklife.nsula.edu/artist-biographies/profiles/170

Irvan Perez: Dècima Singer and Wood Carver http://louisianafolklife.nsula.edu/artist-biographies/profiles/170

Russell "Dale" Pierrottie, Bousillage http://louisianafolklife.nsula.edu/artist-biographies/profiles/179

Russell "Dale" Pierrottie, Bousillage http://louisianafolklife.nsula.edu/artist-biographies/profiles/179

Jackie Miller, Prairie Cajun Mardi Gras Screen Mask and Costume Maker http://louisianafolklife.nsula.edu/artist-biographies/profiles/154

Jackie Miller, Prairie Cajun Mardi Gras Screen Mask and Costume Maker…

Claude W. Medford, Jr.; Basketry, 1941-1989 http://louisianafolklife.nsula.edu/artist-biographies/profiles/148

Claude W. Medford, Jr.; Basketry, 1941-1989 http://louisianafolklife.nsula.edu/artist-biographies/profiles/148

Bertney Langley, Storyteller http://louisianafolklife.nsula.edu/artist-biographies/profiles/134

Bertney Langley, Storyteller http://louisianafolklife.nsula.edu/artist-biographies/profiles/134

Mary Jackson Jones, Chinaberry Necklaces and Ribbon Shirts (1934 - 2005) http://louisianafolklife.nsula.edu/artist-biographies/profiles/120

Mary Jackson Jones, Chinaberry Necklaces and Ribbon Shirts (1934 - 2005) http://louisianafolklife.nsula.edu/artist-biographies/profiles/120

Myrna Wilson, Koasati Pinestraw Basketmaker http://louisianafolklife.nsula.edu/artist-biographies/profiles/231

Koasati Pinestraw Basketmaker Myrna Wilson, a member of the Koasati (Coushatta) tribe in Elton, Louisiana,

Kenneth Kerry: Split White Oak Basketmaker http://louisianafolklife.nsula.edu/artist-biographies/profiles/124

Kenneth Kerry: Split White Oak Basketmaker http://louisianafolklife.nsula.edu/artist-biographies/profiles/124

Mearle Smith Byles, quilter

Mearle Smith Byles, quilter

Nets and Net Making in the Delta By Sheila Richmond

Net making, an occupational tradition passed down for generations, plays an integral role in aiding and preserving the unique culture of Delta fishermen.

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