Candace Churchley's Profile
I learned the art of basket twining from a remarkable artisan, Sanda Henny. of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde in Oregon. Each basket is created following the traditions I was taught; no knots, no glue, and listen to the "song of the basket". The song is the spirit of the basket, how it wants to move and flow. When I begin a basket, I have a design in mind. At some point during the twining, the basket will begin telling its own story-singing its song. I have learned to listen carefully and then eagerly follow its flow until I have a finished piece. Living on the Oregon coast has enable me to listen in serenity, surrounded by the peace and calmness of nature.
Papermaking and book art seemed like a natural with basket weaving--fibers, texture and nature. I began experimenting with a wide variety of materials to create different paper and papyrus. The plant-life…
- Born on August 30
- Joined December 7, 2010