Spend a day with Polly Adams Sutton learning techniques for creating a sculptural basket using artistic bead wire and her hand-gathered, meticulously prepared NW natural materials.
Using inner cedar bark for the framework, or spokes, this sculptural basket employs basic twining with wire, to undulate, decorate, and shape this Western red cedar basket. The rim-finish is an easy lashed border of yellow cedar outer bark. Students will all create one beautiful artistic basket in this one day workshop.
A Materials Fee of $80 per student is payable via cash or check made out to BARN at the beginning of class.
Please bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator you can store your lunch in.
Instructor Bio: Polly Adams Sutton is a Seattle artist. Her educational background was art with an emphasis on painting and printmaking. Once settled in the Pacific Northwest she was introduced to basketry through the Seattle Weaver’s Guild. It has been her practicing art ever since. She harvests cedar bark each spring in logging areas throughout Washington. Her sculptural work is primarily twined, although she experiments with wire as a woven element in her asymmetrical shapes. Her work is exhibited in galleries nationwide, and she has been recipient of many awards in juried exhibits, and was awarded an artist project grant in 2012 through the City of Seattle, to experiment with invasive vines in her work. She also received an Artist Trusts GAP Grant which she used in conjunction with a Seattle Weavers Guild Grant for investigating the basketry of Sardinia. Her piece is also on the cover of the book “500 Baskets”.
Contact Polly at firstname.lastname@example.org