Welcome new NBO member Rewild Portland, an environmental education focused organization serving Portland, Oregon and the surrounding wild and rural communities. Their mission is to create cultural and environmental resilience through the education of earth-based arts, traditions, and… Read More
Congratulations to #NBObasketartist, Jean Poythress Koon on the new book about her basketry. Written by a former student, Hetty van Gurp, Creative Coiling celebrates the innovative basketry of Jean Poythress Koon who has inspired many basketmakers to break away from the traditions of pine needle coiling.
I learned from a friend in 1986 how to make pine needle baskets, and I have had a passion for this craft ever since. Over the years I have made a variety of basket types by using an… Read More
Peggy Wiedemann has two pieces in Fantastic Fibers 2015, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, Kentucky, April 11 to June 6, 2015.
Candice DuCoin is the winner of the NBO AWARD presented at the “Stars of Weaving” exhibit at the TBWA 2015 Convention.
#NBObasketartist Peggy Wiedemann wrote to share where her coiled pineneedle sculpture is or will soon be on exhibit early in 2015.
As a contemporary fiber artist, I have a strong preference for natural fibers and materials. The shapes, designs and colors in the materials inspire the artwork. The wonderful thing about using natural materials, such as pine needles, is that they have a life and character of their own. I sometimes like to combine these natural elements with found objects.
Clay Burnette has been creating pine needle baskets for over 35 years and has exhibited his work in over 225 shows throughout the US. Clay splits his time between his job as Director of Grants and Fellowships at the SC Arts Commission and his fibers studio in Columbia, South Carolina.
Pamela Zimmerman is a self-taught fiber artist, using mostly basketmaking techniques, not necessarily in a traditional manner. She admits to being obsessed with fiber, finding it difficult to restrict herself to any one material. Previously, Pamela was a… Read More
I first heard about pine needle baskets in the late 70’s when my sister-in-law was taking some classes. The idea of making something by hand using natural materials was very interesting but it never occurred to me to… Read More