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Jane Sauer
Jane Sauer Gallery (formerly Thirteen Moons Gallery) in Santa Fe, New Mexico is one of many galleries that show Jane's work.

Kay Sekimachi
Contemporary fiber artist uses Antique Japanese paper which is stitched and folded to express her intrigue with the mysteries of containers. Kay Sekimachi at Browngrotta Arts, The Smithsonian and  American Art Museum.

Sylvia Seventy
Contemporary fiber artist from Healdsburg, CA. Uses molded paper to create containers, vessels, baskets as sculpture.

Barbara Shapiro
Fiber artist and contemporary coiled basketmaker from California. Her work is available at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art in San Francisco and can be see at exhibitions around the country. She is a teaching assistant in the textile classes in the Art Department at San Francisco State University and offers a range of workshops and lecture presentations on basketry and textiles topics.

Lee Sipe
This coiled pine needle basketmaker occasionally uses pottery bases to create her coiled vessels. She is represented by Blue Spiral 1.

John Skau
John Lawrence Skau, 53, of Archdale, NC died Wednesday, October 10, 2007. Sadly the world of American basketry has lost another important member of its community. He will be missed. He was a maker of sculptural woven wood baskets using wooden strips that are hand cut to precise widths and lengths and then dyed and woven together using twill, satin and double weave structures.
Examples of John's basketry can be seen at American Art Company, Piedmont Craftsmen, Peninsula Fine Arts Center

Leandra Spangler
This basket artist from Columbia, MO creates contemporary vessels that are reed forms covered with highly textured handmade paper. She weaves the form as an armature for the application of highly textured handmade paper. A hand polished graphite emulsion creates a luminous protective surface. Her vessels are shown across the country at invitational and juried exhibitions. She teaches workshops at a variety of venues including her own studio in Missouri.

Nadine Spier
This Olivenhain, CA basket artist creates, contemporary pine needle vessels. Her artwork is frequently sculptural and incorporates a variety of natural materials. She teaches classes and individual instruction.

Jo Stealey
View the personal site of this exhibiting basket artist who is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Included you will find a portfolio, artist statement and curriculum vitae.

Billie Ruth Sudduth
The mathematical principals of the golden mean and the Fibonacci nature sequence are used. Billie creates reed baskets with classical form.

Polly Adams Sutton
Western redcedar (Thuja plicata) bark are the cornerstone of her sculptural basketry work which is combined with colored copper wire at times. Polly is featured on the cover of 500 Baskets.

Polly Adams Sutton at Fountainhead Gallery
Fiber artist/basketmaker who uses the traditional basketry materials of the Pacific Northwest, cedar bark and sweetgrass in daring new ways to create woven and twined sculptural forms. Polly's own blog and facebook.

Polly Adams Sutton at Jane Sauer Gallery
Adding wire and metal foils to the traditional cedar bark and sweetgrass basketry materials of the Pacific Northwest, Polly creates contemporary basket sculpture.

Karen Turnidge
Karen creates one-of-a-kind art baskets many using techniques in metals.

Gayna Uransky
Fiber artist basketmaker from Garberville, CA. Uses organic gathered materials such as driftwood and palm seed strands in her basketry. She is profiled here as a winner of the Silverhawk Fiberarts exhibition.

Helen Frost Way
Contemporary fiber artist from Tucson, AZ whose work evokes the bygone cultures of remote corners of the world in strikingly modern basketry and sculptural forms.

Sylvia White
Working with industrial materials such as wire, sheet metal, pipe fittings, cans,  computer parts, paper and other materials that might otherwise end up in a landfill this basket artist from Port Townsend, WA creates contemporary baskets and other vessels. She offers workshops in the materials and techniques she employs.

Elizabeth Whyte Schulze
This Worthington, MA artist creates contemporary basketry sculpture by coiling natural materials such as pine needles, reed and raffia, into varied shapes. Once each basket is completed she covers the surface with acrylic paint using dots, washes, stylized human figures and marks often inspired by petroglyphs (ancient markings pecked on stone). She exhibits in juried shows nationally and her work is represented in prominent galleries such as Mobilia Gallery, James Gallery and Del Mano Gallery. She teaches workshops and delivers lectures on basketry at locations including Snow Farm, Fuller Craft Museum and Fiber Arts Center.

Char Wiss
Contemporary basketmaker who in this instance uses telephone wire as the core of her basket coil instead of a reed or other natural material. Artist profile of Char Wiss.

Jiro Yonezawa
Originally from Japan and now living in the USA, this basketry artist uses the traditional bamboo and lacquer of Japanese flower arranging baskets
, adding cedar root from his adopted environs to invent intricate sculptural shapes and forms. His work is also shown at galleries such as Brown Grotta, Katie Gingriss, R. Duane Reed, and Traver Gallery.

Jennifer Heller Zurich
Contemporary basketmaker from Berea, KY uses black willow bark collected near her Kentucky home to weave, plait and twine baskets that evoke tradition while appearing timeless. She exhibits in juried shows nationally and she offers workshops in the materials and techniques she employs.

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