Basketmakers And Fiber Artists
Basket artists who specialize in the "New Basket" as an art form and have
reached a prominence in their field.
This basket artist from Brattleboro, VT creates baskets that are a blend of classic form and
non-traditional material. She employs paper decorated with painting, collage and
printmaking surface techniques.
Christine Love Adcock
Coiled & twined baskets, and hand-built plant fiber vessels fabricated from a
variety of natural and dyed plant fibers, including date palm inflorescence,
Torrey Pine needles, Colter Pine Cone scales, Jacaranda seed pods, Reed, Raffia,
Dracaena Draco leaf (The Dragon Tree) Lecheguilla fiber (Spanish Dagger Agave),
stained, collaged and woven gourd work. This Santa Barbara, CA artist also
collaborates with her husband Michael to create vessels combining clay and
Using round reed, wrapped with raffia or pattern paper this Washington state
basket artist creates contemporary sculptural pieces by stitching each reed to
the preceding one until the desired shape is completed. Her work is represented
by several galleries including
Anderson's Art and a Flickr
album featuring her basketry.
Contemporary sculptural basketmaker who uses the technique of knotting.
Her pieces often appear as teapots or cups and saucers with iconic
images. Her work has been exhibited
internationally in museums and galleries. Over the years she has had
extensive professional experience as a gallery director, curator, juror,
panelist and workshop leader. She offers a range of knotting workshops,
lecture presentations and craft business seminars.
This award winning artist works with pine needles and gourds using a
coiling technique to create what she calls Gourd-Weavings. Ruth is also a
talented fine artist and the
proprietor of Wild
Darryl and Karen
This award winning husband and wife artistic team of basketmakers
from Bushkill, PA are well known for their White Oak and Cane basketry including
miniatures, light vessels and their signature creel.
Susan Taber Avila
Contemporary fiber artist from Emeryville, CA who is an active exhibiting
artist, lecturer and workshop leader.
David Paul Bacharach
Cockeysville, Maryland artist uses copper and steel to create woven metal wall sculpture, 3D sculptures, baskets and vessels.
He presents his
jewelry in a separate site.
A contemporary artist from Worthington, OH who constructs vessels, often basket like,
using materials harvested from nature.
Award-winning basketry and gourd artist from Escondido, CA. Keely's
baskets and gourds can be seen at Escondido Municipal
Gallery along with many numerous private collections.
This sculptor makes airy forms and basket-like containers with
materials such as bronze, brass, aluminum and stainless steel screening
using coiling, plaiting and other basketry techniques. He is
represented in galleries including
Snyderman/Works Galleries, Philadelphia, PA,
Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ,
Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA.
Nancy Moore Bess
Contemporary fiber artist from Amherst, Massachusetts known for her fiber constructions
utilizing basketry techniques.
influence is evident in her work. Author of
Bamboo in Japan.
Basketmaker now living in Santa Fe, MN creates gracious woven vessels of cane
and turned wood with roots in Nantucket Lightship and Indian baskets that both
embrace tradition and step quietly beyond.
This contemporary basketmaker and bamboo sculptor works and teaches out of her studio in Portland OR, has been making artwork with natural materials since 1994.
She is represented by several galleries and teaches privately and at
conferences and major craft centers.
Contemporary artist from Hager City, WI uses coiled pine needle, waxed
linen baskets and
often incorporates inspirations from the world of quilting.
Using childhood memories of colorful patchwork quilts this basket artist coils longleaf
pine needles into exquisite baskets.
This Belgrade, Montana artist uses copper to plait and braid his baskets in an unusual
tactile manner. His work is included in The White House Collection.
Hog guts, needle lace, found object embellishments and structural
elements like willow branches are used by this artist to create contemporary,
nontraditional basketry, inspired by the Native American baskets of the Pacific
Northwest. Jill's pieces in
New Forms in Fiber.
Jill is represented at
Jane Sauer Gallery. She is the author of Needle Lace: Techniques and Inspiration.
Eugene, OR basket artist and teacher creates baskets and Fantasy Figures
using twined northwestern sweetgrass, cedar or sedge. In
some of them, she has woven or coiled with cotton string, hemp thread or other
more exotic materials. Most of the
ceramic bead faces are by Dana Swisher.
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