Tina Puckett

You call your work ‘Woven Art’ can you expand on this choice of words?  My mother gave me a gift of a class on weaving an Egg Basket in the fall of 1982. I had decided that I would weave basket for Christmas gifts that year. I had woven about 5…


Deborah Smith

Can you discuss the importance of movement in your work? When I collect a piece driftwood that I’ll use for my work, I find myself imagining the journey that brought that piece to that shoreline or riverbank.  I see it cascading down falls and…


Lanny Bergner

When do you decide which of your work will be large pieces or installation pieces? This varies depending on the exhibition venue. Sometimes I will do site-specific installations that are made for a particular space. At times I will do a series of…


Joe Hogan

Your move to Loch na Fooey in 1978 was a complete life style change. Moving for more than just a ‘tree change’ you now have a rural life and also speak in Irish. How did this work? I was drawn to basket making because I wanted to grow my own willow…


Kari Lønning

I keep coming across ‘encaustic’, which is taking on a ‘new’ life. Can you explain how it is part of your work? How does this affect the colour process? How have you adapted encaustic into your basket weaving? Encaustic painting was used as far back…


Lise Bech

Tell us about your local landscape and how this has affected your art? When we moved to ‘Wee Darhunch’, a remote shepherds cottage over 28 years ago it had the potential to fulfil all our dreams: an acre of land, private water supply, no neighbours,…