Sheri Smith

A passion for color, basketry, fiber and the outdoors has taken me on an exploration in the countless ways a pine needle basket can be created. I recently discovered wine bottle foil.  A new use for fine wine!… Read More

Martha Bird

Martha Bird is a Minneapolis-based artist who specializes in sculptural basketry.  Her education as a Board Certified Holistic RN with a Masters in Human Development weaves into her artistic practice.  Committed to community, Martha has been involved in… Read More

Jean Poythress Koon

  I live at the edge of a salt marsh and this fragile environment has become my muse. It provides salt marsh hay for coiling, and shells for bases but more than that it gives me a peace… Read More

Emily Dvorin

  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

Tressa Sularz

I am a fiber artist who lives and works in Minneapolis. I create sculptural forms utilizing ancient basketry techniques. My work embodies motion and transitions. Some pieces are curving forms which suggest movement like ripples in water and… Read More

Jan Thomas

The Feminist Art Movement of the 1970s in conjunction with the resurgent interest in Fine Crafts as art, elevated woman’s domestic crafts and decorative arts to a viable artistic means to express the female experience and to enact… Read More

Marcia Morse Mullins

  Marcia Mullins has been working with black ash for more than 30 years. She learned traditional indigenous techniques from Mike Sagataw, a Potawatomi elder with a deep reverence for honoring the ancestors’ knowledge. Following Mike’s teachings, Marcia… Read More

Sharon Dugan

Why? For the love of baskets, period. Well, not period. For the love of form, texture, black ash splint, concept, process, connection, history. Many years ago I followed in my mom’s footsteps weaving “fanny” baskets with reed until… Read More

Christine French

As an artist, one of my art forms is basketry, and it is not traditional basketry. Baskets with Attitude is a series of non-functional vessels that I have invented. This series had its birth in the crafts classroom… Read More

Melinda West

  “Natural and wild places have always been a source of inspiration fueling my spirit and imagination.” Melinda West, of Indianola Washington, has been practicing the art of plant fiber weaving since 1985. She has studied with many… Read More