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

Amy Sunshine

 I come from a long line of painters and musicians. Since I showed an early aptitude for music (and no discernable artistic talent – I can’t draw a line), I was guided down the musical performance path. Later… Read More

NBO Presents: A Studio Tour with Charissa Brock

Hosted by Lindsay Ketterer-Gates, enjoy this tour of bamboo artist Charissa Brock’s studio. Charissa Brock, who works and teaches out of her studio near Portland, Oregon, has been making artwork with natural materials since 1994.  She discovered bamboo… Read More

Eric Taylor

“Not only do I make all my own materials including molds, rims, handles and teaching, I’m now in a hurry to process as much American Black Ash as I can before it’s all destroyed by the Emerald Ash… Read More

Julie Kornblum

I make art for the same reasons I breathe. It is not a choice, it’s automatic, and it is necessary for life. I was the artist of the family as a child, but the artworks I envisioned were… Read More