I graduated from San Jose State University in 1976 with a degree in ceramics and weaving. When I began working as a United State Forest Service fire lookout in Big Sur in 1979, I started making baskets with the… 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
Nan MacDonald, a traditional basket weaver and teacher of indigenous basketry, shares ancestral roots from Americas NE and SE Woodland peoples. Utilizing Oregon White Ash, Red Cedar and Natural Dyes allows Nan to explore the cross sharing of… 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
Working with fibers has always been a part of my life. My mother and grandmother were knitting, crocheting and doing cross-stitch and encouraged me to do the same. During the summer of my 13th year, I had an order… Read More
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
Peeta Tinay’s baskets are a culmination of 25 years of experience in working with weaving materials, finishes and the technical aspects involved in antique wicker restoration.
Alice Ogden of Salisbury, New Hampshire, is a traditional black ash basket maker.
Nancy Koenigsberg has been engaged in one form or another with textiles for most of her life, from early knitting commissions to a needlepoint business and since the mid 70s working in art textiles.