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NBO Members Exhibition


Joan Ciolino

Essex Clam Basket

This was made at a workshop taught by Billy Ray Sims at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum in Essex, Massachusetts. It was my first basketry workshop and my first fully completed basket. The #12 gauge wire was the biggest challenge and I credit Billy for all his help!

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H: 13 1/2" | W: 20" | D: 16 3/4"
Joan Ciolino
Gloucester MA
As a quilter for 30 years, and working embroidered wool felt for even more, my interest in basketry was inevitable. I am most content when working with my hands and creating something beautiful and useful.
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