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.
Land Acknowledgement 2020 I acknowledge that I reside on the traditional territory of the Suquamish Peoples, People of the Clear Salt Water, whose ancestors have lived here from time immemorial, preserving the land and waters that five generations of my own family have benefitted from. I express my deepest respect and gratitude for all indigenous […]Read More
BARN Fiber Art Studio has a wonderful 2020 line-up of renown Fiber Art & Basketry Teachers. Please take a look. Maximum of 8 students per class allows for maximum individual attention in this beautiful studio on Bainbridge Island.Read More
The Northwest Basket Weavers Guild is a community of weavers, artists and those interested in learning more about the weaving cultures from this place and around the world. I’ll be giving a presentation on January 8.Read More
Sydni Sterling has opened her cozy studio, #4 on the tour. I’m grateful to show my work beside her beautiful paintings. Hope you can come visit this weekend.Read More
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