Yvonne Jobin is Cree First Nations originally from High Prairie, Alberta and now residing in Calgary, Alberta.
Yvonne’s considerable knowledge of traditional native culture and spirituality is reflected in her art work. Whether her work is for traditional use, collectors, museums or major motion pictures, all of her art reflects a respect for the gift of nature, the land and humankind’s need to live in balance with creation.
Yvonne is much in demand as a seminar leader and teacher by Aboriginals and non-Aboriginals alike. She is dedicated to preserving and teaching her culture through the arts and with the use of authentic materials of her ancestors.
Her work is in private and public collections in Canada, United States and Europe and will continue to develop a high profile within the artistic community
Yvonne is an appointed Marriage Commissioner by the Government of Alberta
Contact Yvonne @ 403 261-2650
Email : Yvonne@moonstonecreation.ca
Artist, Designer, Co-Owner
Amy Willier is Cree First Nations from Sucker Creek Reserve, AB and now resides in Calgary, Alberta.
Amy has spent her life under the tutelage of her mother, Yvonne Jobin. She has learned how to tan hides, do beadwork and many other ancient artforms. Amy has taken the traditional arts and brought them into the future with her artistic creativity. She specializes in beadwork, leather work, painting and fish scale art.
Amy is the sales manager at Moonstone Creation, and loves to teach others about her culture when they come into the gallery.
Contact Amy@ 403-261-2650
In 2009, Yvonne asked Amy what she was going to do when she went back to work after her maternity leave was up. With tears in her eyes, Amy said, “I cannot let someone else raise my son while I work.” Having a store was something that Yvonne & Amy had discussed many times in the past, so they took a leap of faith and opened up the gallery. Colton has been raised in the store, from the time he was 7 months old. He took his first steps, said his first words, and won the hearts of Moonstone’s customers. Being in school full time now, Colton is only in the store a couple hours a day, but that doesn’t stop people from asking for him and seeing how much he has grown. Be sure to say hi to Colton next time you are in. If you are lucky, he may take you on a tour and show you what he has helped create.
Colton has become an artist in his own right- he is a filmmaker! Colton created his first stop-motion film (with help from his friend) when he was 6 years old! Skateboarding Pants screened at the ImagineNative Film Festival in 2016. His sequel, Shirtnami, has gone global- it has screened in Edmonton, Pine Ridge, London UK, Los Angelos, and soon in New Zealand. He has been the youngest director at all of these film festivals. We couldn’t be more proud of him