Sheri E. Smith pine needle creations - Sheri's Gallery
Sheri E. Smith          -  Pine Needle Creations
 
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 The first time I remember seeing a pine needle  basket was in the early 1980's.  At the time I was making splint woven and wicker baskets and really enjoying that process. When I laid my eyes on the pine needle basket, smelt the sweet aroma, the love affair began.
   We  were living at the home we built on the McKenzie River across from  Belknap Hot Springs in those days.   Out the front door was our own private hot springs tub.The only access there at that time was by a cable car dangling over the roaring river, but that is a story in itself...
Being surrounded by this beauty  enhanced my creativity and  over the years  it has evolved from making more useful baskets to sculptural pieces.

I have been teaching my love of this making pine needle basket art for more than 20 years now. My enthusiasm for the  process has helped me to inspire others.
My work has been shown and sold in Art Galleries throughout the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii.
 " I am a TIME WEAVER, weaving in memories of myself in each piece I create and  keeping one of the oldest crafts of humanity alive".

You may purchase my pieces on my etsy  https://www.etsy.com/shop/Sheripineneedle

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