This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World

This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World showcases American craft like never before. The exhibition highlights the role that artists play in our world to spark essential conversations, stories of resilience, and methods of activism—showing us a more relational and empathetic… Read More

The Japanese Bamboo Baskets of the Lloyd Cotson Collection

Take a break and enjoy reading a special selection from NBO’s Basketry+ magazine. ““The Japanese Bamboo Baskets of the Lloyd Cotson Collection”  appeared in the NBO  Basketry + Fall 2021/Winter 2022 issue.  

The World’s Tiniest Baskets?

If he ever did claim the title of World’s Smallest Basket Maker”, Francis of Eskasoni, Nova Scotia, figures it probably wouldn’t be long before he’d find a way to beat it again. “Each time I make a basket… Read More

Clay Burnette

Clay Burnette is a self-taught pine needle basketmaker who has has been coiling longleaf pine needles with waxed linen thread for over 45 years .  He has exhibited his work in over 250 venues throughout the US and… Read More

Eric Taylor – “A Basket Life”

Congratulations to NBO member Eric Taylor on the publication of his book, “A Basket Life”! Eric shares story from making his first basket as a teenager, a lengthy apprenticeship, and then out on his own, developing his Cottage… Read More

Nancy Koenigsberg Named to the American Craft Council College of Fellows

Big Red by Nancy Koenigsberg

Congratulations to Nancy Koenigsberg on being nominated to the American Craft Council’s College of Fellows Since 1970, the American Craft Council has recognized significant contributions to the field of craft. Originally designated the Award of Merit, in 1975… Read More

Ed Carriere Honored with Community Spirit Award

Each year, First Peoples Fund honors and celebrates exceptional Native artists and culture bearers across the country through the Jennifer Easton Community Spirit Awards. These artists embody their People’s cultural assets in their creations and their way of… Read More

Ed Carriere Honored with Community Spirit Award

Each year, First Peoples Fund honors and celebrates exceptional Native artists and culture bearers across the country through the Jennifer Easton Community Spirit Awards. These artists embody their People’s cultural assets in their creations and their way of… Read More

Craft in America – Visionaries

VISIONARIES documents the ways in which artists and influencers inspire new generations to envision the limitless possibilities of craft. Featuring textile designer and founder of LongHouse Reserve Jack Lenor Larsen, weaver Kay Sekimachi, curator Helen Molesworth and Black… Read More