Basketry: The Art of Willow Craft

Book review by Lise Bech In 2007 Peter Juriga, a Slovak graphic designer and basketmaker published the book ‘Kosikarstvo’,- the culmination of many years of learning, practicing and writing about basketry. The book was of such a high standard… Read More

Demystifying the Jurying Process

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

Canastromania: Or How Basket Fever Transformed American Basketry from 1890 to 1940

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

Pat Hickman – “Art Baskets: Breaking Boundaries” Event Lecture

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

Capturing Your Work With Photography

“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

French Randing Variations: Blocks, Zigzags, and Floats

 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

Mary Butcher – So You Want to be a Basketmaker…

But how to go about it? Here are some tips and thoughts that may help you approach work in this, or perhaps many other, handskilled crafts.

More To Consider 2 – A Look Back

Enjoy this wonderful slideshow of the More to Consider 2 exhibition held at the NBO Conference this past July in Tacoma, Washington. Thanks to all who participated, and to Karen Gubitz for this wonderful look back!

Instructional Video: Spiral Weave Basket

NBO is pleased to offer an instructional video for basket makers of all levels. Flo Hoppe demonstrates, in step-by-step detail, how to create a spiral weave basket done with a 3-rod wale. All the techniques in this basket are very… Read More

Willow Resource Guide

The Winter 2015 issue of the Quarterly Review Magazine included a resource guide for willow materials. Download this free resource, and  visit our online shop to purchase a copy of this special issue! Download your copy of the… Read More