“Looking back takes me forward”
Raised in the Southeast Alaska town of Yakutat, Jennifer was surrounded by nature and traditional ways of life. Jennifer is Tlingit of the Eagle Kaagwaantaan clan and now calls Sitka, Alaska home.
Jennifer draws inspiration from traditional Tlingit formline designs, historic artifacts, spruce root basket weaving patterns, and from the contrast and texture of metals. Jennifer strives to continuously push the boundaries of her medium. Each piece of jewelry is handmade and assembled by her. Every engraved creation is unique, as she does not use patterns. Freehand design work ensures everyone has their very own one-of-a-kind creation.
Jennifer is an award-winning artist with such honors as:
First Place for metal carving, Carving & Sculpture Division Best of Division, Carving & Sculpture Division 2016 | Celebration Northwest Coast Juried Art Show | Juneau, Alaska
People’s Choice - Jewelry/Metalwork 2017 | Adaka Cultural Festival | Whitehorse, Yukon
Best of Spruce Root Category, Endangered Art Division 2020 | Celebration Northwest Coast Juried Art Show | Juneau, Alaska
Fellowship Award Recipient 2020 | Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Awards | Alaska
“I am fulfilling my dream of pursuing something related to traditional Tlingit art, while having the freedom to express my own style. My hope is that you will enjoy something I’ve created.”
— Jennifer Younger
As Seen In
Conde Nast’s BRIDES Magazine September/October 2019 Edition
British GQ Magazine October, November, and December 2019 Editions
Vogue October, November, and December 2019 Editions
Native American Art Magazine December/January 2021 Edition
American Craft Magazine December/January 2021 Edition