Barbara Shapiro at 108 Contemporary Gallery

BarbaraShapiro_Not for All the Tea in China III

Barbara Shapiro’s coiled waxed lined teapot basket, “Not for All the Tea in China” appears in, “Steeped: The Art of Tea,” at 108 Contemporary in Tulsa, Oklahoma, April 7 to May 21, 2017. 108 Contemporary, in partnership with… Read More

Vicki Phillips

Dance Of The Orcas by Vicki Phillips

I learned from a friend in 1986 how to make pine needle baskets, and I have had a passion for this craft ever since. Over the years I have made a variety of basket types by using an… Read More

Jo Stealey : Smithsonian Interview

Paired for Life by Jo Stealey

Doug Litts recently interviewed NBO Board member Josephine Stealey for a post to Smithsonian Libraries’ Unbound. Stealey was awarded first prize for her work, Paired for Life at a national artist book exhibition, Outside the Margins held at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center. The work has now been added to the Smithsonian American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery Library artists’ book collection.

Peggy Wiedemann : Fantastic Fibers 2015

Peggy Wiedemann has two pieces in Fantastic Fibers 2015, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, Kentucky, April 11 to June 6, 2015.

Kavango Weavers

Open Basket Bowl by Kavango weavers

Carol Eckert shares a post from her blog picturing the creations of The Kavango weavers of Namibia who create unique coiled baskets of naturally dyed palm fronds and gathered grasses.

Lin Bentley Keeling

Flora Folklorico by Lin Bently Keeling

Lin Bentley Keeling creates contemporary coiled vessels with colored threads that reflect the harmonies, the melodies and counterpoint of her musical background.

Candice DuCoin : 2015 TBWA NBO AWARD

Texas Longleaf Pine Needle Tray by Candice DuCoin

Candice DuCoin is the winner of the NBO AWARD presented at the “Stars of Weaving” exhibit at the TBWA 2015 Convention.

Pat Moritz : Blowing Rock Artist in Residence

#NBObasketartist Pat Moritz was accepted in the Artist in Residence program in Blowing Rock, NC Aug 6-10, 2015.

Amanda Salm : Handful of Salt

Equilibrium, a coiled horsehair sculpture by Amanda Salm

Coiling horsehair? Painstaking doesn’t even begin to describe your work. Patience is a trait I seem to have been born with, and I actually enjoy (and sought out) work that would slow down my approach to production.

Peggy Wiedemann

Exploring Too by Peggy Wiedemann

As a contemporary fiber artist, I have a strong preference for natural fibers and materials. The shapes, designs and colors in the materials inspire the artwork. The wonderful thing about using natural materials, such as pine needles, is that they have a life and character of their own. I sometimes like to combine these natural elements with found objects.