Alano Edzerza belongs to the Raven clan of the Tahltan Nation. He has been an artist since he could hold a pencil and received a sculpture award at the age of thirteen from the school board of Victoria. This early talent developed rapidly into a professional career with pieces being sold internationally. Edzerza began working in Northwest Coast art under the tutelage of his family member, fellow Tahltan artist, Terrance Campbell. In 2002 Edzerza furthered his education by attending school in Arizona for jewellery making under the instruction of Ric Charlie. He has also had the opportunity to work with artists Jay Simon, Marcel Russ, Philip Gray, Corey Bulpitt, Beau Dick, Mark Preston and Dempsey Bob. Currently he shares a studio and works with Rick Adkins, who Edzerza considers one of the top designers in the Vancouver area.