Wild Basketry Mentorship 2017
Are you inspired to develop a deep connection to the art of basketry and the abundant plant materials in our natural landscape? Do you want to learn how to go out into the forests and fields, identify and gather materials, and weave baskets? In 2017 I will be launching a yearly Wild Basketry mentorship program and am looking for inspired individuals to participate and help shape the course for years to come.
Creating this program has been a dream of mine for some time. It is clear to me at this point in my life that introducing people to the plants of my region and guiding them in making beautiful baskets with those plants is my soul’s work. I love teaching day long workshops and am always impressed with the enthusiasm with which my students want to learn more about the plants and the process. I often leave those workshops with a longing to go deeper into the art of basketry with those students — to go out together and harvest plants, process materials, and really dedicate time to the process. That is the seed from which this program grew. Just like learning to weave it is a process, and in this first year I am looking forward to sculpting a program alongside a select group of students that will reoccur for years to come. Check out the flyer below or Click here for more information!