Congratulations to both Lois Russell and Kari Lønning who have each received an AWARD of EXCELLENCE 2014 at CraftBOSTON 2014.
Presented by The Society of Arts and Crafts, CraftBoston Holiday is one of New England’s premiere juried exhibitions and sales of contemporary craft. This well-established show features the most outstanding artists of our time, showcasing one-of-a- kind and limited edition pieces in baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber, wearables, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, and wood.
The show continues through Sunday, December 7, 2014 (11am – 5pm). Stop by to view Lois at Booth # 505 and Kari at Booth # 303.
If you are in Pittsburgh, stop by to see #NBObasketartist Nancy Koenigsberg’s work at “CONSTRUCT” The Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh’s 2014 member’s exhibition at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.
She has received an honorable mention, the Marianne Kor Award for artistic excellence and achievements in fiber arts.
Location: Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
6300 Fifth Avenue • Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Exhibition Date: November 21, 2014 – February 1, 2015
Asymmetrical Cedar and Cane
Using wire and dyed binder cane over cedar bark spokes, this asymmetrical basket will be twined using 2 X techniques. Initially the spokes will be wide, and then cut narrower to achieve a twisted shape.
Intermediate to advanced weavers can manipulate the shape with this method.
Beginners will learn the nuance of twining with X’s on a symmetrical shape.
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#NBObasketartist Amanda Salm has been featured in an article in the latest issue of a Handful of Salt. Handful of Salt is the home of the modern artisanal movement, covering the intersection of craft and design. They write about many design topics in a quarterly print publication, weekly e-newsletter as well as online and on social media platforms. The article about Amanda and her coiled horsehair basketry is titled, Of Cowboys and Artisans: Amanda Salm.