Rewild Portland – Environmental Art and Craft

Welcome new NBO member Rewild Portland, an environmental education focused organization serving Portland, Oregon and the surrounding wild and rural communities. Their mission is to create cultural and environmental resilience through the education of earth-based arts, traditions, and… Read More

Creative Coiling: The Artistry of Jean Poythress Koon

Congratulations to #NBObasketartist, Jean Poythress Koon on the new book about her basketry. Written by a former student, Hetty van Gurp, Creative Coiling celebrates the innovative basketry of Jean Poythress Koon who has inspired many basketmakers to break away from the traditions of pine needle coiling.

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

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.

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.

Peggy Wiedemann

#NBObasketartist Peggy Wiedemann wrote to share where her coiled pineneedle sculpture is or will soon be on exhibit early in 2015.

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.

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.

Pamela Zimmerman

Pamela Zimmerman is a self-taught fiber artist, using mostly basketmaking techniques, not necessarily in a traditional manner. She admits to being obsessed with fiber, finding it difficult to restrict herself to any one material. Previously, Pamela was a… Read More

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