Matt Tommey’s New Book: Every Basket Begins with a Walk in the Woods

Our hearty congratulations to NBO member Matt Tommey on the publication of his new book! “I’m excited to announce the publication of my 4th book “Every Basket Begins with a Walk in the Woods: Sculptural Works by MattTommey”…. Read More

Matt Tommey in Rapid River Magazine

Matt Tommey - Nested in Laurel

When asked to describe his work, Matt responded, “I describe my work as nature inspired sculpture that uses basketry and a variety of unique surface and assemblage techniques as my language of expression. I’m not sure where that… Read More

Press Mention : 2015 NICHE Award Finalists

Sponsored by NICHE magazine, the NICHE Awards program began in 1989 to celebrate excellence and innovation in American and Canadian fine craft. Artists are recognized in both professional and student divisions.

2015 Niche Award Finalists

Three Professional level members of National Basketry Organization have received notice of their acceptance of Finalist status in the Basketry Category of the 2015 NICHE Awards competition. Congratulations and best of luck to all as the judging continues to Dawna Ellis of Poulsbo, WA, Dorothy McGuinness of Everett, Wa and Matt Tommey of Fairview, NC.

All Things Considered VII

The exhibition coincided with the NBO conference Tradition and Innovation, October 8-13, 2013. A second venue for the exhibition was held at Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA, November 23, 2013-February 23, 2014. The show featured benchmarks in… Read More

Matt Tommey

Pinepod by Matt Tommey

National Basketry Organization member Matt Tommey’s interest in fine craft and handmade basket art began as a teenager, growing up in southern Georgia. His passion for using natural materials began to center around creeping southern vine, kudzu while in school in the North Georgia mountains at Young Harris College and the University of Georgia.