A weekend of exploration with wild harvested plants and found materials
Saturday and Sunday November 6th and 7th 2021
Want to explore the sculptural aspects of basketry? In this free form basketry workshop participants will have an opportunity to play with materials and creativity to make projects of their own design under expert guidance. Imagine a table full of birch bark, vines, cattails, pine needles, wood, branches, paper, wire, and other found materials and the freedom to explore. The techniques we focus on will be random weave- a perfect technique for working sculpturally. However, I will have many baskets around for inspiration and if another technique is interesting to you we will incorporate it as well. Everyone’s projects will turn out completely differently and unique depending on their choices of material and technique. As in all my classes there will be a strong focus on discussing the specifics of harvesting and preparing different natural materials from the landscape.
Who is this class for?
Everyone is welcome in this class. It will be especially great for anyone who is inspired by sculptural and free form art, artists and craftspeople of any level, and those who want to simply spend a weekend playing and having fun with materials. While the focus is on sculptural work there is always the possibility of making utilitarian pieces as well. For participants who are first time basket makers we can look to example baskets of mine for what you might want to create. Participants are encouraged to bring their own materials to experiment with and incorporate into their baskets. Wire, fabric, wool, yarn, plastics; anything long and flexible or interesting and sculptural is fair game! Students will have the opportunity to either work on one larger basket or several small ones.
Details, dates, info about the weekend are below. If you want to sign up please click the green button below to register.
Thanks and I can’t wait to make baskets together!