Barbara Shapiro in “The Color of Water”

NBO member Barbara Shapiro has had a piece selected for “The Color of Water,” an exhibit at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts in Sebastopol, California. Her work, Troubled Water is made of hexagonally plaited sedori cane globe that supports… Read More

NBO Presents: Pat Hickman

During Virtually Woven 2022, Pat Hickman presented this lecture during our closing program. Pat and NBO have decided to make this seminal lecture widely available. This presentation will include the original recording with a live Question and Answer… Read More

The Power of Pattern – Cahuilla Basketry

Enjoy this article about how the power of weaving in basketry is translating in to all kinds of different uses. The Cahuilla use a weaving process known as coiling, creating beautiful baskets out of various plants and grasses,… Read More

Elizabeth Runyon in “From Lausanne to Beijing”

Congratulations to NBO member Elizabeth Runyon, who has had 3 of her woven sculptures juried into the the 11th “From Lausanne to Beijing International Fiber Art Biennale”. Runyon was invited to submit three works in conjunction with this… Read More

From the NBO Magazine Archives

Take a break and enjoy archived issues of the NBO Magazine. More to come! (Above: Work by Lisa Heyl)

Tradition and Innovation in Basketry 11

The National Basketry Organization’s Upcoming 11th Biennial Conference Important Announcement SAVE THE DATES – June 20 to 24th, 2023 The National Basketry Organization’s Board and Staff are pleased to announce a return to the University of Puget Sound… Read More

Tradition and Modernity in Japanese Bamboo Baskets

In this webinar Margo Thoma, director of TAI Modern, gives a presentation outlining the history of bamboo baskets in Japan and the emergence of Japanese bamboo baskets as a contemporary art form. She introduces some of the leading… Read More

NBO Member Gallery

Did you know NBO has a member’s work gallery? Take time to enjoy a wide variety of styles, shapes and techniques. Are you an NBO member and would like your work included? It’s easy to do,  just read… Read More

Craft in America: Pomo Coiled Baskets

Take a moment to enjoy this video from PBS, December of 2018. Grace Hudson Museum Curator Sherrie Smith-Ferri on Pomo coil baskets. Bonus video from CALIFORNIA episode.

How a Century-Old Basket Weaving Industry Continues to Thrive

“This cottage industry in Antequera began in 1911, tourism officer Maria Lorna Jadulco tells us. Initially, the Antequeranons only made baskets for their own use …