Clarissa Rizal Studio
Welcome to Clarissa Rizal's website!
Clarissa's former last name was Hudson; her present name is Clarissa Rizal.
* The Blog! Read about the latest classes, cultural events, shows, exhibits, latest projects; life in Alaska (and wherever Clarissa happens to be traveling and living); all posted with photos. In 2013, Clarissa will be adding videos and podcasts. Click here to visit the blog!
Alaskan Native artist and Chilkat/Ravenstail weaver Clarissa Rizal began creating her Northwest Coast Tlingit Native art in 1974, is now represented in collections throughout the U.S, and has won numerous Best of Show awards including the Sealaska Juried Art Show, the Santa Fe Indian Market, the Heard Museum Indian Art Market & Sale, and the Lawrence Indian Art Show.
Clarissa works mainly in fiber art, based on traditional Alaskan Native ceremonial regalia from Southeast Alaska, the home of her tribe, the Tlingit Indians. The regalia include Chilkat Blanket robes and weavings, Ravenstail robes and weavings, and Button Blanket robes and murals. Her works range from highly traditional pieces intended for ceremonial use, including copies of existing robes and regalia, to original contemporary art pieces that typically find homes in private collections and museums.
Clarissa has been teaching Chilkat weaving workshops and apprenticeships to aspiring Native women since 1989. She also does public demonstrations and presentations. Feel free to contact her for more info on upcoming events.
She also creates contemporary Tlingit award-winning paintings and collage and mixed-media art.
Clarissa accepts commissions - please contact her if you are interested and she'll work it into her schedule!