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
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
“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
This ongoing series of container-like forms reflects my continued exploration of pattern and color. The forms are classic and simple in contrast to the patterns which are constructed into them. Stitch by stitch and row by row… Read More
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
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
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.