Welcome to NBO!

The National Basketry Organization welcomes you. We invite you to explore our website…you will find information about our organization, our publications, our events and our members. This is your gateway to the lively world of American basketry! Please… Read More

Peggy Wyman

I grew up in Idaho in the shadow of the Tetons and attended the University of Idaho. After graduating with a degree in mathematics, I moved to Southern California to begin a career in computers. Years later I… Read More

Sherri West

Artist Statement I like being called a basket maker.  What I do utilizes the historical techniques of basketry, but in a more contemporary sculptural way.  Basket makers must be painstakingly patient and have a deep understanding of nature,… Read More

Karen Gubitz

Karen Gubitz, a life-long resident of the Chicago area, is a self-taught, nature-inspired, fiber artist. Her works are often made with hand-gathered natural materials from her farm, Harvest Hill Prairie, in western Illinois or with non-traditional materials from… Read More

Kathey Ervin

In the springtime, when the woods are once again awakening, the rivers are running high with snow melt-off, and the sap is rising in the cedar trees, I experience an inclination, handed down to me by my ancestors,… Read More

Danielle Bodine

Little Guys - Danielle Bodine

Danielle Bodine has worked in textiles for over 35 years. Her work has been exhibited in museums, galleries and art centers throughout the U.S. and is included in many private and corporate collections. Originally from Seattle, she studied… Read More

Shirley Eichten Albrecht

Shirley Eichten Albrecht - Turquoise Splendor

My art has always been an important part of my life beginning as a child growing up in rural Minnesota. I would draw landscapes, people, anything. I then got a very small camera and used that to capture… Read More

Artist Profile: Pat Hickman

Pat Hickman is a prominent conceptual fiber artist who creates forms we have never seen before. Her work is even more challenging as her signature material is unfamiliar gut or hog casing. Pat thoughtfully offers titles, clues to… Read More

Artist Profile: Terrol Dew Johnson

by Catherine K. Hunter, Museum and Education Consultant Terrol Dew Johnson is a nationally-recognized, award-winning  Tohono O’odham basket weaver, community activist and museum consultant. His baskets have won major awards at the Santa Fe Indian Market, NM;  O’odham… Read More

Artist Profile: Wendy Durfey

Basketry allows many options for creating curves and complex shapes in three dimensions by utilizing the widest range of materials and applications.  I consider my work to be a combination of a traditional craft and a contemporary art… Read More