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Art Basketmakers And Fiber Artists

Basket artists who specialize in the "New Basket" as an art form and have reached a prominence in their field.

Jackie Abrams
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 fiber.

Dona Anderson
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 browngrotta arts Dona Anderson's Art and a Flickr album featuring her basketry.

Kate Anderson
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.

Ruth Andre
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 Pony Baskets.

Darryl and Karen Arawjo
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 woven metal jewelry in a separate site.

Dorothy Gill Barnes
A contemporary artist from Worthington, OH who constructs vessels, often basket like, using materials harvested from nature.

Keely Berry-LeBlanc
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.

Lanny Bergner
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, and Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA.

Nancy Moore Bess
Contemporary fiber artist from Amherst, Massachusetts known for her fiber constructions utilizing basketry techniques. Oriental influence is evident in her work. Author of Bamboo in Japan.

Joan Brink
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.

Charissa Brock
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.

Jan Buckman
Contemporary artist from Hager City, WI uses coiled pine needle, waxed linen baskets and often incorporates inspirations from the world of quilting.

Clay Burnette
Using childhood memories of colorful patchwork quilts this basket artist coils longleaf pine needles into exquisite baskets.

Ken Carlson
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.

Jill Nordsfor Clark
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.

Donna Sakamoto Crispin
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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