I approach my baskets the way I approach my life: with INNOVATION, IRREVERENCE, and a dash of HUMOR. I never imagined I would stumble upon my artistic passion later in life. As a child, I was encouraged… Read More
When friends hear for the first time that I create sculpture and baskets from pine needles, their reaction is always the same….. Really? You do what? I still remember the day I walked into a little gift shop… Read More
I am curious by nature. I have lived in many remote places in Oregon where I have had a lot of time to observe, listen, collect, and tinker with whatever has been around me. My interest in… Read More
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
Lanny Bergner is a mixed-media sculptor, installation, fiber and sculptural basketry artist. Lanny has been creating biomorphic and geometric constructions and installations out of metal mesh since 1983. He maintains a studio on Fidalgo Island near Anacortes, Washington.
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.