Clay Burnette

Coiled pine needle basket by Clay Burnett

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.

Lois Russell

Winner of the Contemporary Handweavers of Houston Award at HGA's Small Expressions, 2014

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

Amanda Salm

Profile of Amanda Salm who creates sculptural works with dyed and natural horsehair using a coiling technique.

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

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

David Chambers: Pine Needle Baskets

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