My goal this year is to try new things with my coiling……things I’ve never tried before. This year I want to challenge myself to try to take my coiling to new levels. In April, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to meet and learn from an artist that I greatly admire. His name is Clay Burnette and he lives in my home town, Columbia, SC.
If you’ve never seen Clay’s works, you simply must visit his website: www.clayburnette.com. His works will astound you. He is my inspiration for many of the works you will see from me this year. The highlight of this year was attending one of Clay’s classes at the Arrowmont School in Gatlinburg, TN in September. I am excited to continue to try out new ideas and approaches to contemporary basketry.