As a contemporary sculptural artist I've been exploring the traditional art of weaving with plant fibers since 1985. I gather materials respectfully, recycling bark off of trees that are being cut down, pruning selectively to encourage the growth and health of plants, and replanting at every opportunity. I enjoy sharing the lessons I've learned from my generous teachers.
Being a hands-on, low-tech type person, I will do my best to make weekly (or at least monthly) posts. I like writing about the making process, worthwhile community projects, and sharing practical ideas of what the seasons have to offer those who are longing to live creatively within the rhythms of the natural world.
Students from the Seattle area had the opportunity to learn about the life-cycle of the Western Red Cedar as they removed it’s inner and outer bark for their projects.Read More
Oh my, I am behind on my blogs, but here’s pictorial highlights of May 2018 at IslandWood during my two week Artist Residency there with Kay-Ty-Ah Lawrence Moran.Read More
Students enjoyed a two day workshop at BARN with Peeta Tinay.Read More
Students came to Bainbridge Artisans Resource Networks to learn from Polly Adams Sutton to weave with Western Red Cedar and Bear Grass.Read More
Grateful for this wonderful group of students at IslandWood.Read More
Ed Carriere and I enjoyed teaching together at BARN this May 5, 2018.Read More