Enhanced Members

Profiles of Featured Members.

Annetta Kraayeveld

My home and studio are full of baskets: the collecting started when I was a child; the weaving, in the early 1990s when I found a book and begged a lesson. I’m still obsessed with baskets and find great satisfaction working with my hands, merging an age-old art form with the contemporary world. Baskets, their […]

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Geraldine Zelinsky

Geraldine Zelinsky is the founder of  the Northwest Louisiana Basket Makers and holds regular workshops to introduce the history and art of pine needle basketry. She also is a regular participant in basketry demonstrations at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum’s Archaeology Day, Louisiana State University at Shreveport’s Pioneer Heritage Day, Walter B. Jacobs Nature Park’s

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Christine Miller

Christine’s explorations began in traditional fiber processes: crochet, sewing, knitting and embroidery.  She began weaving at age 19 and this process has been central to her artistic creations.   When she was introduced to weaving with wire, she has been exploring the relationship between hard and soft materials for decades.  The interlacement of wire with fiber

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Kate Anderson

Kate Anderson references art history, popular culture, and dialogue with her knotted non-functional teapots, cups and saucers. Their subjects have ranged from Marilyn Monroe and Humphrey Bogart to works by American artists Georgia O’Keeffe, Roy Lichtenstein, and Andy Warhol. Anderson encourages a reconsideration of historic images by placing them in a new context. She has

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Clay Burnette

Clay Burnette is a self-taught pine needle basketmaker who has has been coiling longleaf pine needles with waxed linen thread for over 45 years .  He has exhibited his work in over 250 venues throughout the US and abroad. In 2017, his work was included in Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America, which traveled for

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Barbara Shapiro

As a textile artist, I draw inspiration from the study of historic and indigenous textiles. In an age where craftsmanship is often replaced by wit and whimsy, I am a staunch advocate of looking deeper into the traditions in order to create contemporary work with a lasting and universal appeal. As a teacher, I stand

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Helen Leaf

Helen Leaf

I work with ply-split braiding and fibre basketry techniques, making bowls, baskets and vessels. Wool is my preferred weaving fibre, and I also work with bark and plant fibres. I make my own tools and draw on a range of skills, sometimes combining my work with carved antler, wood or stone. My inspiration comes from

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Candace Pratt

As a child, I dreamed of being an astronaut; as an adult, scuba diving the coral reefs of the Pacific has fulfilled that other-worldly vision. It was these treasured times with individuals from these island nations that led me to search for symbols of world unity in this time of global crises. I was drawn

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Judy Gibson King

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 aprons, dresses and other items into unique textile baskets that are both functional and beautiful. The use of upcycled textiles brings an eco-friendly

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