What a great weekend! Fun and creative students! In Letchworth, UK.
Last year, the National Museum of Scotland, in Edinburgh, acquired my piece "Shelter" for their World Cultures Gallery. Today I visited. I am so very chuffed (proud) and pleased.
Wow! A busy and very productive two days! These are experienced makers who showed off their talents!
Debbie Hall creates beautiful works of willow - baskets, small sculptures, and larger living willow sculptures. Below is just a sampling of what she creates. Check out her website: www.salixarts.co.uk
Thanks to the UK Basketmaker's Association and Westhope Craft College in Shropshire, we had a wonderful few days of weaving, dining, and laughter. And of course special thanks to Sally Roach for arranging it all.
What a treat to join Sally Roach and Janice Brooklyn, both UK basket makers, to see Lois Walpole's exhibition at the Broadway Gallery in Letchworth Garden City, UK.
Some of Lois' words: "My work has always been about the wasted potential of materials that we regard as having no further use. Protecting the environment is one of the message that I hope the work conveys, but it also questions our attitude to consumerism and what makes us decide what is rubbish."
It was a wonderful gathering of 150 basketmakers at the National Basketry Organization's Conference, held on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY. The students in my hexagonal weave workshop made some beautiful and impressive baskets!
It was a wonderful few days weaving cathead baskets. We explored these beautiful forms, shaping feet, creating sculptural and twill baskets - at Fibre Works Studio & Gallery in Madeira Park, on the Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.
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