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Sherfield. Time Flies

Norman Sherfield: Time Flies

The National Basketry Organization is gearing up for an exciting conference in St. Paul, this July. Here is a snapshot of the teachers who will be featured. There’s still time to register!

These 5-day conferences are built around 3-day workshops with national and international basket makers who both excel at their craft and have proven to be good teachers. Most importantly, they love to teach. As the conference moves around the country, NBO focuses on the basket making techniques and materials of the region. While we are in the Twin Cities in July of 2015, we will offer a number of workshops by teachers from the Great Lakes Region and the Midwest.

The workshops represent the range of basket work being done today from the revival of historical techniques, to the use of traditional materials, to innovative sculptural work. Learn more about the conference here!  Here are a couple of teachers who will be featured at the conference.

Norman Sherfield’s work is always surprising.  Building on biological forms, he throws in a dose of surrealism and a dash of whimsy, creating sculptures that fill the space where imagination and nature meet.  He will be teaching a workshop that will cover the fundamentals of knotting and show students how to stretch the technique
at the National Basketry Organization’s biennial conference on the Macalester College campus in St Paul, Minnesota, from July 14 to 19.  In addition to a variety of workshops, the conference will feature Janet Koplos, the co-author of Makers:A History of American Studio Craft as keynote speaker and will include a special reception at the All Things Considered VIII exhibition as well other panels and presentations.

Carol Eckert: Kingdom of the Birds

Carol Eckert: Kingdom of the Birds

Carol Eckert, who creates mythical and allegorical scenes with her elegant coiled creatures, will be teaching in St. Paul, Minnesota, this summer.  Her workshop on creating wall pieces with fiber techniques, will be offered at the National Basketry Organization’s biennial conference on the Macalester College campus from July 14 to 19.  In addition to a variety of workshops, the conference will feature Janet Koplos, the co-author of Makers:A History of American Studio Craft as keynote speaker and will include a special reception at the All Things Considered VIII exhibition as well other panels and presentations.

 

For more information about the conference please visit www.nationalbasketry.org.

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