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Art Basketmakers And Fiber Artists

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Michael Davis
Contemporary basket artist working primarily in round reed. Frequently his pieces have painted accents or embellishments. Michael is represented by the Connell Gallery.

Laurie dill-Kocher
Contemporary basketmaker and studio artist from Rochester, NY.

Rob Dobson
Contemporary basket artist who uses found objects, construction materials and manufacturing components such as wire, nuts, bolts and steel strapping to assemble basket forms. Represented in this instance by American Art Company.

Wendy Durfey
Studio artist and teacher of contemporary basketry from Ontario, Canada uses archival paper with overlays and embellishments of acrylic paint, silk fiber, copper wire and beads. Some of the techniques she employs include plaiting, silk fusion, knotless netting and looping.

Christopher R. Ellison
Contemporary basketmaker from Bloomfield, NY working in steel and brass.

Wendy Ellsworth
Bead artist, basketmaker and teacher from Quakertown, PA uses colorful beads as "tiny photons of colored light" to create vessels.

Lizzie Farey
Artist and basketmaker from Scotland uses hedgerow materials such as rowan, larch, dogwood and hazel, as well as Scottish grown willow to create traditional, as well as contemporary sculptural pieces.

Linda Fifield
Artist creates vividly colored vessels using Czech glass beads using an ancient netting stitch over turned wooden forms.

Carla and Greg Filippelli
Husband and wife team that is known for their random weave vessels of round and flat reed.

Norma Andersen Fox
Date nut palm, Muehlenbeckia vine, birch bark and other natural materials are woven into the work of this Scandinavian inspired basketmaker.

Lindsay Ketterer Gates
Basketmaker from Pennsylvania working in wire, wire mesh and found objects such as pistachio nuts in techniques like knotless netting and looping. Exhibits widely in prestigious juried exhibitions and fine craft shows. Known before her marriage as Lindsay Ketterer Rais.

Polly Jacobs Giacchina
Contemporary Fiber artist explores form and structure with the twining technique, using natural fiber, date palm seed fronds and embellishments.

Carol Grant Hart
A traditional Salisbury, CT basketmaker, instructor and author of Natural Basketry.

Mary Merkel Hess
Mary now has her own web presentation, but you may still visit The Iowa Women Artists Oral History Project profile of this fiber artist/basketmaker. The profile includes a biographical sketch, audio interview clips, an artist's statement and images of some of her work.

Jan Hopkins
Basketmaker from Everett, WA creates contemporary baskets and vessels using nontraditional materials such as citrus skins, lotus pods and fish skin. In addition to Jan's blog where she shares artwork created by members of her family, her work has been represented at Jane Sauer Gallery, Mobilia Gallery and Fountainhead Gallery.

Lissa Hunter
Lissa lives and works in Portland, Maine exploring the coiled basket form for sculptural possibilities far beyond its traditional beginnings. She has taught coiling, embellishment, design and creativity for many years throughout North America. Her work is in the collections of The Museum of Arts and Design in New York, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and The Renwick Gallery of The Smithsonian Institution, among others.

Mary Jackson
Widely known for her Gullah coiled sweetgrass basketry.

Ferne Jacobs - Dancer
Wax linen thread sculptural art basket by Ferne Jacobs. On display in the Snyderman-Works Online Gallery. Ferne's work has also be seen at Nancy Margolis Gallery and the Museum of Art and Design. An Image search will turn up more of her work.

Gerri Johnson-McMillan
Basket artist known for her Fishbone Vessels and Knotted Fiber Sculptures. Albacore pectoral fins (fish bones) and monofilament (fishing line) are used to create woven fishbone vessel forms, waxed linen cord is used for her knotted fiber sculptures and wire and beads for a series of sculptures resembling underwater life forms.

Christine Joy
Twisting, undulating sculptural baskets of native twigs such as willow, red osier dogwood, red maple and cottonwood. Her work can also be seen at browngrotta.

Susan kavicky
Accomplished black ash basketmaker from Island Lake, IL. Her site features photos of her baskets, an artist statement and information on the workshops she offers from her home studio.

Mark Kelz and Beth Peterson
A husband and wife team who create "modern traditional" baskets of Oregon Ash with intricately carved handles.

Aaron Kramer
Contemporary artist from Venice Beach, CA works with found objects, reclaimed trash, recycled and alternative materials such as scrap street sweeper bristles, coffee stirrers and strapping material to create woven and welded organic sculptural forms. Flickr photos tagged Aaron Kramer.

Gyöngy Laky
This San Francisco textile sculptor, is an emeritus Professor at the University of California, Davis. She uses orchard debris, park trimmings and street tree prunings for the construction of her baskets questioning our relationship to our environment.

Patti Lechman
Fiber artist from Memphis, TN is known for her knotted vessels often embellished with glass beads. Featured here on the American Art Company site.

Jennifer Falck Linssen
Full time studio artist living in Boulder, CO creates sculptural vessels she calls "katagami baskets©". They combine basketry traditions and classical forms with pictorial katazome style handcarved stencils in paper and metal.

Kari Lonning
Visit the personal web page of this contemporary basket artist from Ridgefield, CT known for her dyed rattan "hairy technique" double walled basketry designs. Author of The Art of Basketry.

Dona Look
Working in plaited and stitched White Birch, this basket artist is featured in the White House Collection of American Crafts and the PBS project Crafts in America Dona Look.

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