Annie Martin is a Mi’kmaw artisan specializing in pyrography and jewellery design.

Born and raised in Sikuek, Nova Scotia, Annie is a proud member of Millbrook First Nation. She has lived in beautiful Epekwitk for the past 10 years. Annie found her passion for pyrography when her aunt saw her searching to find a craft that clicked. She gave Annie a woodburning pen and within mere moments, Annie knew she’d found her creative outlet. Where once she believed she couldn’t draw, she quickly discovered that she’d just needed the right medium – wood.

In 2014, Annie started her business, RoseWolf Creations, as a means of earning extra income while she was a student. Since then, she has been creating works of art through pyrography, painting, jewellery-making, and more. Her wood-turned engraved bowls are always in demand. Where possible, she collects her own raw materials such as birch bark and tree fungi or sources them locally.

Annie incorporates traditional Mi’kmaq motifs and imagery, nature, and abstract designs into her wood-burning pieces and jewellery. It is her creative pursuits that have helped Annie stay connected and continuously learn more about her culture.

Self-taught in the art of woodburning, Annie gives credit to the people in her community for constantly giving her inspiration for new designs and requesting custom work. She also comes from an extended family of artisans and is grateful for the many mentors that have helped her on her creative journey.

In 2018, Annie was selected to be a contributing artist to the “New Dawn Staff of Place and Belonging”, a collaborative piece intended to represent the diversity of people in Mi’kma’ki, which replaced the ceremonial mace at Dalhousie University. In recent years, Annie has also collaborated with clothing companies, including My Home Apparel and Jem’s Boutique, to create limited-edition designs.

Annie’s works of art are available for purchase through her social media platform, @RoseWolfCreations on Instagram. You’ll also find her at various markets throughout the year.

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Annie Martin

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