One of the recent panels held during Virtually Woven included a conversation around the use of recycled materials and the responsible sourcing of other materials, dyes, etc. Continue reading…
In an article for “The State” newspaper, Caitlin Bird examines how, “Today, these makers, who call themselves sewers, speak of a discouraging reality intertwined with a personal quest to keep a Gullah tradition alive.” (Photo of Betty Manigault).
Here is a resource to guide you through the process of adding your event to the NBO calendar. There is no charge for this service, and you can at listings at any time. We encourage you to post… Read More
These recommendations are the results of over a full year of discussions held by the informal Teachers Zoom group, facilitated by NBO. This evolving group of over 40 basketry instructors from across the US and beyond met regularly… Read More
Enjoy this article by Flo Hoppe and Cynthia Taylor: ” As we kept digging for examples, analyzing baskets, and looking at weave structures from different perspectives, we were a bit amazed by all the variations that could be… Read More
Since one of the best ways for an artist to show their work is through entering juried exhibitions, we recently asked three respected jurors to explain something about what they look for when jurying a show. We posed… Read More
Kristin Schwain, co-curator of “Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America” presents a lecture and slideshow, “Canastromania: Or How Basket Fever Transformed American Basketry from 1890 to 1940.” The event took place at the Whatcomb Museum in Bellingham, Washington,… Read More
Shown above: “Akin”, (detail), Pat Hickman and David Soo. Photo by George Potanovic, Jr. Pat Hickman gives the closing lecture for All Things Considered IX: Basketry in the 21st Century, presented by the National Basketry Organization at the… Read More
“Many artists and craftspeople feel that too much emphasis is put on the kinds of photos that they present of their work. It seems like the work should speak for itself, right? Actually, there are reasons why images… Read More
Enjoy this mini- documentary about NBO member artist Tressa Sularz, her remarkable journey, and how it has impacted her work.