An age-old craft, I have been known for pushing off into the deep end of established basketry. I like to see what the materials will do – and usually let them ‘do their own thing’. Most anything that is flexible enough to suit my purposes becomes material for basketry techniques. Not all of it is ‘natural’, but it is all a part of my environment.
Materials that find their way into her art work:
Day Lily Leaves
White Oak Shaving Cordage
Shells, Rocks, Beads
Zippers And Belts
Wires of all Sorts
Rattan Reed of all Shapes & Sizes
My nontraditional basketry work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in juried and invitational exhibits; I have curated and juried national basketry and weaving exhibits.
Check out Judy’s basketry work.