A nomad, maker, and lover of the outdoors. Jacquelyn Speare is an art educator and homemaker in Bremerton, WA.
Jacquelyn's work is inspired by her childhood in the United States Coast Guard. She grew up moving frequently (every four years or less) to different coastal cities in the Pacific Northwest. Recently she broke her four year record and at age 34 has lived in Bremerton for six years now. She is always near the mountains and the sea.
Her upbringing fostered a love of the outdoors, playing outside for endless hours, and fishing with her father in the Pacific Ocean. She continues to be inspired by the handwork and home making skills passed on to her by her mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. The art of crafting a home and handwork are rituals that bring her joy and inspiration.
The lessons passed down by her family have inspired her to teach others. As she raises her son and daughter she is increasingly interested in environmental and alternative education.