Every 1 - 2021

NBO Members Exhibition

Jo Campbell Amsler


This piece is a contemporary willow piece showing the diversity that is possible in the willow basketry world, pulling traditional techniques and materials together in a new way that showcases the textural possibilities

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H: 12" | W: 20" | D: 12"
Jo Campbell Amsler
Monticello IA
“I am a gatherer, and I find an endless source of materials and inspiration in the objects and visual experiences I collect from the natural world. I use many different types of gathered materials, but willow is the foundation or “heart” for all of my work. Finding, gathering and processing willow are all part of the ritual that leads to a finished piece, and the feel, the fragrance, the color and sheen, the essence of willow...all of these are integral to each piece. The simple construction and clear lines of rib-style or frame basketry techniques give shape, definition and strength to my work, whether I design a functional piece or create a free form sculpture. My baskets are my way of sharing what I gather from the natural world.”
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