in search of simplicity
Teachers I have learned from...
Looking back on my childhood, I can recognize an innate connection with weaving. Small projects that kept my hands busy were not only a source of pleasure, but of something deeper within; one of the very essential parts of who I am today. Once I was introduced to basketry, I realized my curiosities had lead me to exactly where I was meant to be.
My formal education includes a bachelors of science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, but it is my informal education I value most. Whether it be a summer interning for a cheese maker on a diary farm, learning to forage wild edibles or countless trips to work with basket makers from around the globe. All these experiences add to the richness of who I am today.
I am a mother of two boys, a licensed massage therapist, a kayak fanatic, a wild yeast bread baker, a mushroom hunter, teacher, photographer, seed saver and dreamer.
My experience as an artist has only just begun, but isn't the utmost joy found in watching the seed grow?
Schools I have attended....
Vermont Stowe Basketry Festival 2018, 2019
Willow Gathering 2018, 2019
Northeast Basket Makers Guild Spring Gathering 2019
National Basketry Organization Conference 2019
Mikhail Zakin Gallery, NJ - Salon 561 - 9/17-10/17
Crafts in Ridgewood, NJ - 11/17/17-11/18/17
Belskie Museum of Art and Science, NJ - 11/12/17 -12/3/17
Mikhail Zakin Gallery, NJ - Salon 561 - 3/18 - 4/18
Crafts in Ridgewood, NJ - 11/16/18-11/17/18
Mikhail Zakin Gallery, NJ - Salon 561 - 1/19-3/19