Pine Needle Basket Workshop

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Pine Needle Basket Workshop

Pine Needle Basket Workshop

Conducted by Portage Artist Roberta Condon

Sat., April 6, 2019

9am to 3:45pm

One day workshops, Adults

Join artist Roberta Condon for a beginning Pine Needle Basketry Workshop on Saturday April 6, 2019 from 9am-3:45pm. By the end of the day, you will leave with the skills to be able to complete a basket start to finish, understand what materials are needed and how pine needle coiling is achieved, resources for materials to continue your weaving journey, and the inspiration to create your own pieces! $90 per student. Please register by March 29th, 2019. View Form

Meet the Teacher

Roberta Condon

From Portage, WI, Condon’s works are featured in her own gallery, as well as in national shows. She began weaving three years ago with Jean Poythress Koon. Roberta’s work will be featured in the Plymouth Arts Center Gallery from Mar. 22, 2019-May 3.We are thrilled to learn from her mastery. Roberta said, “When I engage in fiber arts I am creating something, but I’m also participating in historic traditions thousands of years old. I’m not only making art for my own and future generations, but I am also embodying the work of my ancestors. Folklore is passed mouth to mouth. Folk Art is passed hand to hand. Pine needle and grass coiling into baskets has been in existence since the time of man. My extensive study with the Gullah Geechee in the barrier islands off the Georgia Coast, and a master coiler North in the barrier islands of Virginia imbue the work with a deep tradition yet the forms move outside tradition to embrace a new definition of basketry and vessels, stretching the traditional forms and materials to embrace contemporary meanings. Found Items… pieces from the forest and desert floor, and the flowing current and eddies of the rivers influence the work as they have influenced my life…past, present, and future evidenced in all.”

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