Gourd vessels were created using dried gourds of various shapes. After they are cleaned and cut, I weave on the rim of the gourd and add embellishments to create unique works of art.
Color is central to all my art. I find a beautiful piece of rock or glass or create a mosaic center to inspire the color scheme for my pine needle baskets. Some of these baskets can also be displayed as wall art.
Using the basketry technique of coiling and using either pine needles or sea grass, I have created unique woven ornaments.
Using the basketry technique of coiling and using embroidery thread over jute, I have created colorful woven necklaces.
Eggshell mosaic on thin circles of wood were colored with alcohol ink and metallic paint to create a faux cloisonné look. I use these as beautiful basket centers.
Using traditional Appalachian ribbed basket techniques and reed, leather, vines and other materials, I create antler baskets that are variations on the egg basket shape that incorporate deer antlers.
Stained with brown leather dye, this gourd art piece is 4.5" in diameter and 7.5" tall. Danish cord dyed to match is coiled on rim with matching Irish Waxed linen thread and a row of matching leather suede lacing. A Tenerife cross design using more Irish Waxed linen thread and Brazilian waxed poly cord is woven on the front of the gourd. In the center is a turquoise, black and brown striped colored bead. This piece is signed and dated. PURCHASE