Basketry with a Twist
Partnership with Duke Arts Create & DuWell
About the Workshop
Learn to make a twined basket. Using wetted reed and a wooden base, you will learn a simple basket weaving technique that will make a quick and lovely container. You need: bucket or sink to soak reed, sharp scissors. All other materials are provided.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The first 30 Durham-based members of the Duke community to register will be provided with supplies for this workshop at no cost. An email will be sent prior to the workshop for on-campus pickup instructions.
UPDATE: This class currently has over 60 registrants. If you are just signing up today, it’s unlikely there will be space for free supplies. However, if you order 1 roll of this reed, or have something like it, you’ll be all set! We will be soaking the reed during class, so be sure to have a large container or bucket with water on hand.
About the Instructor
Julia Gartrell is an artist and educator based in Durham, NC. She received an MFA in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BA in art from Kalamazoo College. Her work explores notions of “making do”, material plasticity, and radical approaches to repair.
She has participated in residencies at the Rubenstein Art Center, the Fine Arts Work Center, the Power Plant Gallery at Duke University, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Ox-Bow School of Art, and others. Julia has exhibited nationally and internationally, and currently teaches as adjunct faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University.
About the Location
This workshop will meet online via Zoom. See link at top of page.