Sheila King

“Meandering Glacier River” 23”x 19” x 19” basket weaving, spalted maple base, rim, lid with burl finial and natural twigs
“Meandering Glacier River” 23”x 19” x 19” basket weaving, spalted maple base, rim, lid with burl finial and natural twigs
 

Meandering Glacier River

I have been making and teaching basketry for over 30 years. I have researched basket materials and weaving techniques from all over the world. I am mostly influenced by natural materials, colors and shapes. My current work consists of lathe turned wood base, rim and lid, drilled and woven, embellished with natural materials. While in Denali, I was stimulated by the colors of Polychrome Mountain, meandering glacial rivers, rolling tundra, shapes of the rock formations, and the entwined willow branches, all which have influenced my work.

— Sheila King, 2007

 
David and Sheila King
David and Sheila King

Sheila King has been making baskets for over thirty years, and has taught basketry for twenty years. She draws inspiration for her intricate baskets from natural shapes and colors.

 
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