The fiber arts have always been part of my life; I taught myself to knit when I was eleven. Over the years I’ve taken advantage of the vibrant Bay Area textile culture—attending classes and joining various guilds. I learned spinning, needle tatting, weaving, coiled basketry, twining, pine needle basketry, and various other techniques. With so many techniques available, I often pick up a needle and work spontaneously; self expression is a natural result.
Coiled basketry using cassette or VCR tapes is my favorite. It came naturally to me and I am able to create forms spontaneously. I also copy ancient vessels from archeological illustrations, making a connection between ancient artistry and 21st Century.