Amy is a Haida artist, born in Masset, Haida Gwaii in 1987. She began carving at the age of eight, and shortly after turning 17 she began her commitment to carving argillite full time. She has been mentored by both her father, the late Myles Edgars, and artist Patrick Wesley.
Amy’s inspiration comes from a variety of sources, including traditional Haida stories, observing the wildlife in Haida Gwaii, and examining the work of other Haida carvers, both past and present.
Argillite is a very rare medium - there is only one argillite quarry in Canada, and it is in Haida Gwaii. The Haida own the exclusive rights to use argillite and it has become a sculptural tradition among Haida people. Amy enjoys the challenging experience of hiking to the quarry to mine argillite for her work. She is one of the few Haida women argillite carvers, and her work can be found in collections around the world.