I have been making fiber art off and on for more than forty years, focusing for some time now on using coiling and knotting to make sculptural basketry forms, working with pine needles, waxed linen thread, other cords, and copper wire. My mother was an artist and gallery owner who championed indigenous folk art and […]
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My foray into basketry was ignited when I signed up for a workshop with Lissa de Sailles at the National Basketry Conference 2023. Lissa taught a sculptural twinning workshop involving botanical works – baskets and wearable art. Currently I am experimenting with how I will integrate basketry methods into my sculptural objects, installations, and wearable
I love to work with textiles, threads, fabric, paper and fibers. Using a variety of materials including muslin, linen, embroidery thread, rope, hemp and other soft materials, I like to weave, sew, paint and stitch pieces that reflect some aspect of the world around us. My sculptural baskets often include asymmetry, whimsy, bumpiness, curves and
I am creatively devoted to Haida basketry. From gathering and preparation of cedar bark, and through every design, there is inherited cultural value in every step. My work is inherently tied to the forest through material and inspiration. I use natural dyes to bring out the contrast of balance in my weaving. My baskets encapsulate
Connecting with my culture & heritage and love for Wyoming through folk-artistry Adrianna spent her childhood summers helping her grandparents in the plains of Colorado peeling freshly picked corn and using the husks to braid crosses, god’s eyes, and dolls. She immediately fell in love with creating with her hands and learning about her heritage
Learning to knit and sew as a child, Bonnie has been creating “baskets that hold ideas” since her early textile classes in undergraduate school where she majored in art with a fiber concentration. After her initial mastery of the loom, she was introduced to basketry as an art form by a new young professor who
Born in Milan and raised in Pavia, Italy, multidisciplinary artist Giuse Maggi draws inspiration from the susceptibility of organic and inorganic materials and their potential to manipulate, shape, form and introduce her to new techniques for creation. Working with glass for over three decades, it was only in 2013 that she became aware of the
My art comes from questioning what is ‘natural’ and what is ‘made’. Made would reference any object that has a bit of human intervention. How can humans and our products be anything but a natural when we can only create with the elements our world provides? So, hand-made blatantly tells the story of human involvement.
By working around and weaving in circles, Susanne has given the sub-constructions a skin of thin lines. The crimping gives the sculptures mobility and life. Strange and tender creatures made of plastic, stretching up in a desperate and peculiar way or collapsing limply. Susanne also works with the rigid and floating, with the self-contained and
Elizabeth made her first woven pine needle basket in December of 2021. The first time the YouTube video popped up on her Facebook feed, she was enchanted with the idea of making something out of nothing. She works a full-time job but uses every spare moment in the collection of materials, research and design ideas,