Maureen James will be introducing three methods of basketry, Coiling, Twining and Weaving, and Free Form.
Students will be shown how to use these techniques to produce their own individually crafted pieces. By the end of the course they should be proficient in all methods of basketry and be able to identify the many natural fibres that can be used in this artform.
Maureen James first learned basketry at the Albany Summer School in 1985. In 1987 she was chosen to exhibit at the Crafts Council of Western Australia’s Centre and the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery. She also exhibited in the Viewpoint (1993) exhibition.
Since then she has tutored at the Albany Summer School in 1988, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. She has also taught basketry in Margaret River, at the Mt Barker Arts Centre, at the Stirling Range Fibre Weekend, Vancouver Arts Centre in Albany and twice in Pemberton at the Fine Wood Craft Gallery.
Her courses have been an outstanding success at Albany Summer School, with classes regularly booking out early in the enrolment period.