Pine Needle Basketry: A Contemporary Approach
October 6, 2019 – October 12, 2019
In this workshop students explore a non-traditional approach to coiling. Using southern longleaf pine needles and four-ply waxed linen thread, you will create both symmetrical and free-form objects while developing a vocabulary of various stitches. Emphasis is placed on the inclusion of textures, patterns and color. This is not a “handles and lids” course, but participants can discover the endless shapes and sizes that can be created by using the coiling technique. Color processing (dyeing and painting) and preservation are included in the session. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $600
Clay Burnette maintains a studio in Columbia, South Carolina and has coiled longleaf pine needles for over 40 years. He has developed his own unique approach to incorporating form, color and texture into each object that he creates. His work has been included in over 250 exhibitions and in numerous publications. In addition to basketmaking, his background includes metalsmithing and handweaving.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.