Basketmakers And Fiber Artists
Previous 1 2 3 4 Next
Maker of contemporary vessels constructed of "pointy things" like
sharpened colored pencils and
nails. She uses a peyote stitch to assemble the sculptures.
Connie and Tom
White oak and other hardwoods are incorporated with turned wood using traditional
technique in remarkable contemporary basket forms by this husband and wife team from
Tom and Connie have moved away from basketmaking, but deserve to be recognized
for the contribution they have made to the field of American basketry.
This contemporary basket artist from Swansea, MA is profiled in the
January 2003 issue of FiberArts Magazine. Her work frequently features linen
wrapped wire mesh hardware cloth and paper. Hand written lines of verse and
metaphor all figure into her expressive vessels.
Contemporary basketmaker from Everett, WA who employs painted watercolor paper
to create sculptural baskets woven in diagonal twills. She paints the paper
beforehand with a variety of acrylic paints and uses a pasta cutter to cut the
paper into narrow 3mm wide strips. She exhibits widely and her work is available
in the Gallery shops of the Bellevue Art Museum in Bellevue, Washington and the
Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon.
Contemporary artist well known for the use of natural, hand gathered materials in his
fiber art. Occurrence
1998 is included in Limb to Limb.
Contemporary basketmaker, teacher and writer from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She
specializes in the use of natural materials, which she grows or gathers from the wild.
Winner of the 2001 NICHE Award
and represented by
American Art Company. Sally weaves stunning vessels and baskets of barks and other
native natural materials which combine with twined waxed linen and are folded or
fabricated with copper pins.
Teacher and exhibiting fiber art basketmaker from Denman Island, British
Columbia in Canada. Her work frequently features figurative forms abstracted
from the human figure.
This fiber artist from Westport, CT is known for her crocheted open forms, stiffened into
hard but transparent forms making statements about containment.
Known to many because of her active conference teaching schedule this Seattle, WA fiber
artist works in coiled pine needle as well as twined wire with bead embellishment.
Working with waxed linen and beads in a knotted technique that has been revived
by contemporary basketmakers and is also used to create fiber sculpture. She
uses a half-hitch knot, working in waxed linen over a waxed linen core and most
often over a sculpted form, carved from Styrofoam. You will find this artist's
work displayed in juried exhibitions and galleries such as
Mobilia in Cambridge, Massachusetts or
del Mano in West Los Angeles, California. Merrill on
This contemporary basketmaker uses shredded money to plait her baskets.
selection of Judy's knotted and looped waxed
gourd pieces. Judy's work reflects heavily on the theme of family.
Nana Doll 1998. Books by Judy Mulford
including Judy's classic coiled pine needle basketry book.
Basic Pine Needle Basketry
Seasons of Our Lives is typical of Judy's vessels. Waxed linen over
gourd in knotted and netted technique express a family theme. She is represented
in this instance by American Art Company of Tacoma, WA.
Basket artist from Spinnerstown, PA. Specializes in sculptural coiled baskets of natural
materials including sweetgrass.
Focusing on form using White Oak, this craft artist from Huntsville, Arkansas reinterprets
classical and traditional shapes and technique in contemporary basket art. His
work is included in the
White House Collection of American Crafts.
Woodworker from Boulder, CO who makes "basket illusions" using
wood turning. His pieces use non-figured wood that is turned, burned and colored
to create the illusion of a woven basket form.
Francina and Neil Prince
Coiled Art Vessels of native materials, primarily the rare Torrey Pine. Baskets as a
metaphor for discipline and order in chaotic times.
Basket/vessel maker from Anchorage, Alaska using
fish skin and
gut. Has done extensive
research in those materials as they were/are used by Alaskan Natives. Author of paper:
"The Poor Man's Raincoat: Alaskan Fishskin Garments".
Artist from New Oxford, PA uses knotting and other textile techniques over
carved and sculpted forms with rayon, cotton novelty yarns and artist dyed nylon
cords to create one-of-a-kind sculptural baskets.
Contemporary fiber artist using materials gathered from nature, waxed linen, gem
and unique embellishments.
Charles Edmund Rossbach's baskets were created of nontraditional materials in a unique and
fascinating way. He was widely acclaimed in the field of fiber. The basketry
world lost an innovator when he died October 7, 2002.
Combining traditional skills with classical forms to create contemporary pieces of art
this Saxtons River, VT artist uses black ash to create her baskets.
Saxtons River, VT basket artist working in hand pounded black ash woodsplint, with accents
of sweetgrass and porcupine quills. Her pieces are mold woven,
double wall construction and stunning coloration.
Previous 1 2 3 4 Next