When Katherine does a willow basketry demonstration, she brings along a large round basket to sit on while working. A couple of her customers (sisters up in Bow, WA) noticed her use of the basket at the local Mount Vernon Farmers Market. So they have ordered a couple of these to have in their homes. I’m not sure what they put inside of them, but when guests arrive they flip over the basket and have an extra stool. The basket is woven with a red barked willow and some hand peeled white willow that Katherine made. Below is a photo of Katherine doing a demonstration in La Conner at Art’s Alive in Maple Hall this past November. You can see her well used version of the basket stool.
January 9, 2009 to February 12, 2009 at the Arts Council of Snohomish County, 1507 Wall St., Everett. The Arts Council of Snohomish County has offered the Northwest Basket Weavers Guild and Northwest Designer Craftsmen a joint art show at the Monte Cristo Hotel Lobby. Katherine is working on the show as a board member of the Northwest Basket Weavers Guild and has two baskets in the show. If you would like to read more about the exhibit, here is an Everett Herald story about the show.
The opening reception was this past Friday, Jan. 9. Katherine demonstrated her work in the gallery as part of the event. There were quite a few of the artists in attendance. Carrie Collver and the Arts Council staff did a great job in presenting the show.
This show coincides with the Bellevue Art Museum’s show “Intertwined: Contemporary Baskets from the Sara and David Lieberman Collection”. Both of these shows will provide an opportunity to see some of the best work in contemporary basketry. Katherine will also be demonstrating her craft at BAM on Saturday, February 7, 12 to 3pm.