Every 1 - 2022

NBO Members Exhibition


Cael Chappell

Amphora II

Waxed linen thread, Twined, Reverse Twined, 4 Rod Wale

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H: 6.25" | W: 3.25" | D: 2.25"
Cael Chappell
Albuquerque NM
I start weaving a basket with an idea or feeling in mind. As I weave, the piece reveals itself to me. It’s a conversation that I engage in with each basket. I tell it what I want it to do, and it tells me what it wants to do. Sometimes I have to set a piece aside for days, or even weeks, as I’m awaiting the next inspiration for what to weave next. In the end, I’m always pleased with the result. I enjoy weaving complex patterns and shapes. I push myself to do the most difficult weaving I can conceive. By constantly challenging myself to weave in new ways that I haven’t seen before, the resulting baskets and pieces are full of personality and life.
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