Peter J. Clair was born in Elsipogtog, New Brunswick in the Nigmag territory of Signigtog. He now lives in Tobique, NB. He has worked for much of his life at the traditional craft of ash splint basket making. He has created original product designs for a variety of uses. His baskets have been exhibited in several galleries. Taapoategl & Pallet is his first book.