Katherine Lewis was invited by The National Basketry Organization to submit a basket to “All Things Considered VII”, a biennial juried and invitation exhibition. Katherine’s basket is titled “Sorted out” which is a reference to all the sorting of willow that is required for the ‘rope coil’ weave used in this basket. Of course all the colors are the natural colors of the willow that she works with.
The show will open at the Arrowmont School of Arts & Craft in Gatlinburg, TN, August 24-October 19, 2013, and then travel to Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA, November 23, 2013-February 23, 2014. The Arrowmont show coincides with the NBO conference October 8-13, 2013. Katherine will be teaching willow basketry at the event.
Quoting from the NBO website: “This traveling exhibition is comprised of baskets of the highest caliber, craftsmanship and technical ability, which speaks to intricacy of expression, intimacy of design, visual excitement and communication that highlight tradition and stretch the imaginations of the viewer to new insights of the scope basketry in the 21st century.”
You can see a gallery of all the baskets on the NBO website here: All Things Considered VII.