Aay Aay Gidins
Aay Aay belongs to the Gidins Eagle clan of Haida Gwaii. In 2008, he learned Naaxiin (Chilkat weaving) from Evelyn Vanderhoop and 2013. In 2014 he completed advanced Naaxin weaving. Albert is also an incredible jeweller who learned techniques from the late Val Malesku and sister Wendy. As well as his Naaxin weaving, Aay Aay has a unique style that uses silver & copper castings, abalone with silver & copper cut-out designs as well as an incredible wax technique for making tiny linen baskets worn as earrings.