Explore the flexible yet sturdy Hex technique in colorful cane. Several class projects may include an IPad stand, a small hanging flower basket, a flat bottom one handled basket and a useful triangular form. The open hexagonal structure can be manipulated into many shapes and over woven in materials of you choice. Some students may choose to work sculpturally. Enjoy seeing how others have employed hex weave and create your own interesting baskets.
Beyond Hex :Small Handled Basket workshop at Walnut Creek Community Arts.
Explore flexible sturdy open weave hex technique in colorful cane. This small basket has one handle for hanging on the wall. Hexagonal structure can be manipulated into many shapes and over woven in more cane or materials of your choice to create stunning sculptures or functional baskets. Go to Walnut Creek Center for Community Arts website to register. (925) 943-5846
Mendocino Art Center.
Explore the magic and mystery of indigo, one of the oldest and most influential dyes. Set up a natural indigo dye bath using a simple ecological formula suitable for home studio use. Examine indigo textiles from around the world. Learn basic indigo dyeing procedures and resist techniques on various different fiber samples. Prepare cloth for resist dyeing and experiment in various techniques creating some useful textiles for your home. On Day Two, create small vials of thickened indigo for direct application (painting and stamping). Learn the history of these techniques and create more textiles for your home. Work on a silk scarf combining painting and dyeing. Explore indigo on paper and multi-colored “penciling” effects. Students may complete a personal project with the remaining indigo on cotton, bast fibers, or appropriate basketry materials.
My large plaited basket called Sedori Vessel is featured in this exhibit at the Peppermill Resort in Reno, NV
Beyond Hex: Basket with Handle Workshop
Walnut Creek Community Arts
Explore exible sturdy open weave hex technique in colorful cane. This small basket has one handle for hanging on the wall. Hexagonal structure can be manipulated into many shapes and over woven in more cane or materials of your choice to create stunning sculptures or functional baskets. Go to Walnut Creek Center for Community Arts website to register. (925) 943-5846
I will be exhibiting along with the Bay Area Basket Makers in an exhibit at SJ Museum of Quilts and Textiles in September 2017.
My work Sea Change has been selected for this exhibit sponsored by the Surface Design Association. The work deals with on going water issues in California and beyond. I used controlled seepage in a clamp resist technique with indigo dye on handwoven cotton and linen. Seven pieces were dyed and arranged to create a water horizon line with unknown depths below.
Look for my work in Indigo and Beyond at the Textile Society of America Symposium in Savannah, GA , October 19-23, 2016. The exhibit in the Savannah Space Gallery runs through the end of October.
My baskets and a selection of Mended Turnings created collaboratively with wood turner Chuck Quibell at the Google building in San Francisco at 345 Spear Street in four large vitrines in the 4th floor lobby. The lobby is open to the public Monday – Friday during business hours.
In conjunction with serving as a juror for a Fiber Artists of Oklahoma exhibit at the new Hardesty Art Center, Tulsa, OK.
Tucson Weaving Guild, Tucson, AZ.
“Painting and Stamping with Thickened Indigo” Workshop
January 9 – 10, 2016. Southern California Weaving Guild, Los Angeles, CA.
Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg, CA. Three bowls from the Mended Turnings series created Chuck Quibell and me will be exhibited.
National Basketry Association, Grand Hand Gallery, St Paul, MN.
September 19 to November 8, 2015. Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, MA.
My indigo dyed coiled disk installation called “Testing Testing II” will be featured in this exciting exhibition. Catalogue available.
I spoke about three extraordinary West Coast textile artists. The paper I presented is available on Digital Commons, TSA Symposium, Washington, DC. My recent review of the TSA Symposium 2014 tour to see the Kay Sekimachi/Bob Stocksdale exhibit at the Mingei Museum in San Diego will soon be available on Digital Commons as well.