Painted waxed linen or indigo dyed raffia, plaited cane or bamboo, my baskets speak in a contemporary voice about something very ancient. Exploring traditional techniques, I strive to create my own personal and richly evocative vessels.
The materials are colored before I start working with the general shape in mind. A restricted color pallet has been one of most stimulating aspects of this exploration. Coiling is time consuming and encourages a meditation on form. Plaiting is faster and allows me to modify the form as I work.
I now teach a basketry workshop called Not your Mother’s Laundry Basket.