From LA Basketry Guild
There have been several cancellations to Jennifer Zurich's class. The details follow. If you are interested, please contact Leah to make sure there still is space.
WILLOW BARK BASKETRY WITH JENNIFER ZURICK
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19-21, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
This class will introduce weavers to native black willow bark, a very strong, flexible and beautiful fiber uncommonly used for basketry. Students will be provided with hand cut bark strips to process (clean of outer bark) and weave into a small round or square bottom basket of their choosing. Optional design variations will be on display and students are encouraged to create freely. A variety of twining techniques will be taught in addition to cordage spinning. Bark harvesting will be discussed. All skill levels welcome. The materials fee is $140.
Jennifer Zurick is a self-taught artist specializing in black willow bark which she has been harvesting and weaving into baskets since 1980. She is the recipient of a 2010 United States Artist Fellowship and two Kentucky Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowships and was selected for the 1999 Kentucky Arts Council Cultural Exchange Residency in Ecuador. Her work is included in a number of museum collections, including the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, and has won prizes and awards at national exhibitions and shows. She was recently awarded the 2017 Governor's Folk Heritage Award in the Arts. Jennifer lives and works in the Appalachian foothills near Berea, KY. For more information, visit her website at
The class fee is $225 for members and $245 for non-members, which includes a one-year Guild membership. The class will be held at Leah Danberg's home. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Make checks payable to L.A. Basketry Guild and mail to Leah Danberg. 1131 S. La Jolla Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90035. Supply list will follow upon registration. For further information contact Leah at (232) 935-9658 or