JoElla Manning

From 2013 to 2015 I wintered with my husband on a boat in Marathon Key, Florida, and every Thursday happen to be basket making day when a dozen other cruisers would gather to coil pine needle baskets. I… Read More

Jean Poythress Koon

For the last decade  I have been  exploring the potential of combining  of  salvaged metals  and coiled  pine needle basketry to create sculptural forms. It has been a good artistic fit and has become my voice –  a… Read More

Eric Taylor

“Not only do I make all my own materials including molds, rims, handles and teaching, I’m now in a hurry to process as much American Black Ash as I can before it’s all destroyed by the Emerald Ash… Read More

Generational Basketmakers of the Cherokee

by Michael Davis, 2012   On a steamy summer day last summer, Jo Stealey and I drove to Cherokee, North Carolina to interview Geraldine Walkingstick, her daughter Mary Thompson and Mary’s daughter Sarah.  My first stop was the… Read More

Shannon Weber Profiled by TextileArtist.org

Orbit 2, a rand weave basket by Shannon Weber

#NBObasketartist Shannon Weber has been profiled by TextileArtist.org in an article entitled – All things wild and lost.

Recognizing A Lifetime of Artistic Achievement

NBO’s Lifetime Achievement Awards

Artist Profile: Pat Hickman

Pat Hickman is a prominent conceptual fiber artist who creates forms we have never seen before. Her work is even more challenging as her signature material is unfamiliar gut or hog casing. Pat thoughtfully offers titles, clues to… Read More

Artist Profile: Terrol Dew Johnson

by Catherine K. Hunter, Museum and Education Consultant Terrol Dew Johnson is a nationally-recognized, award-winning  Tohono O’odham basket weaver, community activist and museum consultant. His baskets have won major awards at the Santa Fe Indian Market, NM;  O’odham… Read More

A Glass Act: The Alchemy and Allure of Markow & Norris

Since their debut in 2003, the enigmatic duo of Markow & Norris have taken the art world …

“Basketry as art is our main focus” Joanne Segal Brandford

Joanne Segal Brandford

At the NBO Conference in August, keynote speaker Lissa Hunter encouraged the NBO community — locally, nationally, individually — to create exhibits and publications that document our history.  The contemporary basketry field is very young, a post World… Read More