Barbara Shapiro

As a textile artist, I draw inspiration from the study of historic and indigenous textiles. In an age where craftsmanship is often replaced by wit and whimsy, I am a staunch advocate of looking deeper into the traditions… Read More

Judy Zugish Interview at Bainbridge Arts & Crafts

Take a break and enjoy this short interview with NBO member Judy Zugish about her recent exhibit at Bainbridge Island Arts & Crafts Gallery. Learn about her world travels, and how she grows and cultivates willow in her… Read More

Jen Rose

  Jen Rose is a Texas-Based sculptor who works in ceramics and fibers. She is inspired by nature, the sea, and close observation of her surroundings. Jen received her MFA in Ceramics from the University of North Texas… Read More

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