Austin Clark is a spinner, knitter, and weaver of traditional textiles using techniques of the 18th and 19th centuries with a focus on the Acadian textile tradition of Louisiana. He apprenticed with Elaine Bourque, a Louisiana Tradition Bearer, and has been awarded grants by Louisiana Folklife to reproduce Acadian textiles using traditional techniques. Austin has also received extensive mentoring from renowned spinner and weaver, Norman Kennedy. His work has been included in the Hillard Art Museum at the University of Louisiana exhibit “Acadian Brown Cotton: The Fabric of Acadiana”. Austin is also the Director of Music at Grace Episcopal Church of West Feliciana.