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July 28, 2024 - August 2, 2024

Ann Coddington  ·  instagram.com/abcoddington

Workshop at a glance

Explore neolithic fiber processes through a contemporary lens.


  • Twining with various materials
  • Looping and random weaving


  • Linen
  • Reed
  • Mixed media


  • The ability to conceive of a form and be able to translate it into sculpture using basketry techniques.

Artist Bio

Ann Coddington utilizes a variety of traditional and innovative fiber techniques including twining, looping, lashing and netting in her sculptural forms. Her recent work is deeply rooted in organic vessels that reference the body, natural and found objects, that enter into a complex dialogue about our place in the world and our impact on the environment. Her work has been shown across the United States and Internationally with recent solo shows at the Contemporary Art Center in Peoria, Governors State University in Illinois, and at the Praxis Fiber Workshop in Cleveland. Coddington’s work was also selected for inclusion in the 2022 International Fiber Biennial in Pittsburgh, traveling to the Fort Collins Museum of Art the summer of 2023. Ann is a Professor of Art and Graduate Coordinator at Eastern Illinois University. She received her MFA from the University of Illinois Sculpture Department, and her BFA from the Colorado State University Fibers Department. She is very active teaching sculptural twining workshops around the world including upcoming for Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and Fibre Arts Australia. Coddington serves as the chair of Exhibitions Committee and as a member of the board for the National Basketry Organization.

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Workshop Description

In this workshop, students will explore basketry as a non-functional sculptural process capable of expressing ideas and carrying meaning beyond utilitarian aspects of traditional techniques. Students will learn basketry techniques such as twining, random weave and looping, as well as how to twine over forms. Most importantly, in this workshop students will connect, interact, express, learn from each other, create and have fun!


The health and safety of students, faculty, and staff is a priority at Arrowmont. To that end, a Personal Conduct & Social Distancing Policy has been adopted to foster a safe learning environment during the coronavirus pandemic. Click here for the detailed Policy.


In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

Call 865-436-5860 with questions about registering for this workshop.

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