ADDRESS OF STUDIO:
Shared Studio During Tour
1354 Bradford Place, Fearrington Village Pittsboro NC 27312
DIRECTIONS TO STUDIO:
From15-501 turn into Fearrington Village at the light onto Villageway. Take the first Right onto East Camden, follow East Camden as it turns into Milcroft. Turn Right onto South Langdon. Turn Left. The shared studio—Tour only, is on the corner of South Langdon and Bradford Place.
Utilitarian and decorative baskets
Biography: I have always been interested in fibers. As a child, my mother taught me how to knit and crotchet, as well as embroider. I learned to sew and made most of my children’s clothes. After retirement, I had more time to pursue my interests. I naturally renewed my love affair with fibers. I made my first basket nineteen years ago. I have studied with numerous teachers both locally and at the John C. Campbell School, Arrowmont, Peter’s Valley, Haystack and Penland. I am a member of the North Carolina Basket Association and the Chapel Hill Basketry Guild. My work appeared in the Chapel Hill Museum, the Durham Art Council and I also had a solo show at the Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
Artist Statement: I weave with reed, ash, cedar, paper and metal. The end products may be utilitarian ( a market basket), decorative disguised as utilitarian ( a paper basket) or purely decorative. In order to achieve commercial success a weaver usually has to conventrate in a single field to achieve technical mastery and build up an identifiable style. I have, thus far, resisted that impulse toward specialization. Instead, I have enjoyed exploring the different materials; the different techniques; and the play between utility and decorative.