Anne Bowers


Anne Bowers

Basketry

Anne BowersThe primary focus of my work is in ribbed basketry, because it allows me to explore more artistic forms. Few basket makers devote themselves to this type of work because of its degree of difficulty.

From my perspective, baskets can bridge the gap between a beautiful work of art and the functional woven vessel.  With every basket I create, my desire is to make an object that quickly becomes art-in-hand through its daily use.

While I weave primarily with reed, I incorporate an amazing variety of natural materials which I dye myself or find outdoors.  In fact, the use of found objects, such as antlers, plays an important role in my work.  My artistic goal is to expand the limits of ribbed basketry and present that work in structural forms.

In addition to ribbed basketry, I am well-versed in flat splint, twills, naturals, double walled, and traditional basketry

For more than 25 years, I have gained great satisfaction from basketry, as my style continues to evolve. It is my desire to get the viewer involved in this process by creating work that invites you to touch, linger, and learn about the evolution of this woven art form.


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