Basketmakers And Fiber Artists
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Contemporary basket artist working primarily in round reed. Frequently his pieces have painted accents or embellishments.
Michael is represented by the Connell
Contemporary basketmaker and studio artist from Rochester, NY.
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.
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.
Contemporary basketmaker from Bloomfield, NY working in steel and brass.
Bead artist, basketmaker and teacher from Quakertown, PA uses colorful
beads as "tiny photons of colored light" to create vessels.
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.
Artist creates vividly colored vessels using Czech glass beads using an ancient
netting stitch over turned wooden forms.
Carla and Greg Filippelli
and wife team that is known for their random weave vessels of round and flat
Date nut palm, Muehlenbeckia vine, birch bark and other natural materials are
woven into the work of this Scandinavian inspired basketmaker.
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.
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
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.
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,
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.
Widely known for her Gullah coiled sweetgrass basketry.
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.
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
Twisting, undulating sculptural baskets of native twigs such as willow, red osier dogwood, red maple and cottonwood. Her work can also be seen at
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
Mark Kelz and
A husband and wife team who create "modern traditional" baskets of Oregon
Ash with intricately carved handles.
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
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.
Fiber artist from Memphis, TN is known for her knotted vessels often
embellished with glass beads. Featured here on the American Art Company site.
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
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.
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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