Lois Russell at the Wilton Historical Society

Lois Russell

On view through October 15, Hickory, Ash & Reed: Traditional Baskets, Contemporary Makers showcases the work of contemporary basket maker Lois Russell and others, and  contrasts them with historic baskets from the Society’s permanent collection. The work of… Read More

Donna Hapac

Dona Hapac

  DONNA HAPAC lives and works in Chicago. Her open-weave structures create grids of lines that define her sculptures. They are, essentially, containers of space and three-dimensional drawings. After exhibiting paintings and works on paper for a number… 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

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.

Shannon Weber : Making It In Crafts II

Shannon Weber

#NBObasketartist Shannon Weber from Cottage Grove, Oregon is featured amongst 60 artists in “Making it in Crafts ll Invitational” at The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette ongoing until Dec 28th 2014. She has shared that she will start… Read More

Contemporary Handweavers of Houston Award

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

Heading Home Late Wins An Award : Handweavers Guild of America has announced award recipients for Convergence® Providence Exhibits. Small Expressions 2014 included a number of NBO member participants and Lois Russell has been announced the recipient of… Read More

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

Peggy Wyman

“Awakening”
Materials: long-leaf pine needles, Irish waxed linen, pearl cotton, wire
13.5 x 12 x 9.5

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