Inspired by my grandmother who made colorful quilts using fabric from flour sacks and worn-out clothing, I enjoy giving vintage fabrics a new life. I work primarily with cotton and silk, transforming kitchen aprons, bridesmaid dresses and other… Read More
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I come from a long line of painters and musicians. Since I showed an early aptitude for music (and no discernable artistic talent – I can’t draw a line), I was guided down the musical performance path. Later… Read More
Hosted by Lindsay Ketterer-Gates, enjoy this tour of bamboo artist Charissa Brock’s studio. Charissa Brock, who works and teaches out of her studio near Portland, Oregon, has been making artwork with natural materials since 1994. She discovered bamboo… Read More
I make art for the same reasons I breathe. It is not a choice, it’s automatic, and it is necessary for life. I was the artist of the family as a child, but the artworks I envisioned were… Read More
Work by Klaus Titze, this week on Carol Eckert’s blog, Contemporary Basketry.
NBO member Dorothy McGuinness announces the publication of her book, The Art of Contemporary Woven Paper Basketry: Explorations in Diagonal Twill.
Congratulations to Geo Neptune on becoming a recipient of a United States Artist Grant. “Geo Soctomah Neptune is a member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe from Indian Township, Maine, and a master basketmaker, drag queen, activist, educator, and two-spirit—an… Read More
Due to the unusual number of workshop cancellations, NBO is providing a FREE, temporary resource for any basketry instructors to list their on-line workshops. To list your workshops, send an email to: Basketry Workshops Online Please contact the… Read More
The story of bilum begins in the remote villages where they are weaved in small communities.