Coiled Construction

Contemporary coiling has become one of my main basketry techniques. I use a continuous core of fibre rush wrapped and stitched with 4 ply waxed linen thread. Patterns are laid in and the piece is shaped as I work my way up the form. These small baskets are a labour of love that take long hours over weeks, or months to complete. 

Untilted 1
Untilted 1
Desert Dance
Desert Dance

8" high X 9.5" diameter

Desert Dance
Desert Dance

Bottom design detail

Whimsy
Whimsy

7" high x 5" wide x 3.5" deep

Whimsy
Whimsy

Side and back detail

The Link Between
The Link Between

18" high

Untitled 2
Untitled 2

8" high x 23" circumference SOLD

Wedding Basket
Wedding Basket

Blue Lapis Base NFS

The Response
The Response

7" high x 21" circumference Coiled construction - waxed linen thread & telephone wire.

Ascending
Ascending

9.5" high x 16.5" circumference SOLD

Tuxedo Junction
Tuxedo Junction

SOLD

Stone Boat
Stone Boat
Caution To The Wind
Caution To The Wind

14.5" high x12"diameter 1st prize 3 dimensional design (sculpture/ ceramics/jewelry/textile/fibreart) Ladysmith Fine Art Show - Feb 2016

Caution To The Wind
Caution To The Wind

Design detail

Connecting
Connecting

10" high x 29.5" circumference.

Panier De Cirque
Panier De Cirque

13.5" diameter x 5" deep

Aquamarine Dream
Aquamarine Dream

8" high x 23" circumference

Aquamarine Dream
Aquamarine Dream

Design detail

Liquidity
Liquidity

7" h x 13 "L x 7 " across Arbutus Burl

Liquidity
Liquidity

Design Details

Liquidity
Liquidity

The movement of the natural patterns within the burl inspired the contours and tittle.

Raven's Bowl
Raven's Bowl

11" diameter x 5" deep

Emergence 2
Emergence 2

Technique

Red and Copper Jug
Red and Copper Jug

7" High x 18" circumference SOLD

Forest Dweller
Forest Dweller

13" high x 30.5" circumference.

Emergence 2
Emergence 2

18" high x 14" diameter Design detail

Forest Dweller
Forest Dweller

Detail of lid design.