Carol Walter Sinton
COLLAGED PAPER BOWL
7" x 6"
COLLAGED PAPER BOWL, Detail
KNOTLESS NETTING & CONTORTED FILBERT
12" x 10"
Knotless netting, filbert
I do not conform to any particular style of basket making, because I like to experiment with different materials and shapes. I use natural fibers such as rattan, twigs, branches, and also paper often Xeroxed and collaged, and waxed linen. I was a weaver for many years; inspired by Dorothy Lieber whose studio on Sutter Street a group of us acquired when she moved to New York. We sold weaving equipment and hundreds of beautiful hand dyed yarns, and also gave classes. Some of our teachers, "off loom" weavers were Trude Guermonprez, Lillian Elliot and Dominic de Mare. "Off Loom" weaving became a new love that naturally led to basketry!
I have exhibited at the Richmond Art Center, Crocker Art Gallery, Banaker Gallery, Virginia Brier Gallery, Katie Gingrass Gallery, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Artisans Gallery and Iowa State University.
COMMENTS ON THE FIBER FIELD
Fiber Artists owe a debt of gratitude to Camille Cook who founded Friends of Fiber Art International, with the result that many museums are now showing and collecting Fiber Art, including the M. H. deYoung under the direction of Melissa Leventon, Curator of Textiles.
It is exciting to see the creativity and originality in today's New Basketry and all forms of Fiber Art.
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