Clay Burnette has been creating pine needle baskets for over 35 years and has exhibited his work in over 225 shows throughout the US. Clay splits his time between his job as Director of Grants and Fellowships at the SC Arts Commission and his fibers studio in Columbia, South Carolina.
When I began making baskets in the 1980s, I made very useful baskets. Now I make very useless baskets. I have worked with fiber all my life, knitting, weaving, sewing, hooking rugs with my grandmothers…and I still do… Read More
Profile of Amanda Salm who creates sculptural works with dyed and natural horsehair using a coiling technique.
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
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
I first heard about pine needle baskets in the late 70’s when my sister-in-law was taking some classes. The idea of making something by hand using natural materials was very interesting but it never occurred to me to… Read More