I’ve been making baskets and vessels in recent years and am intrigued with using ancient techniques like twining and sewing to create modern forms.  

I love the concept of “sculptural basketry” which to me means how, when and where baskets become sculpture and vice versa. Often that includes asymmetry, open space, whimsy, bumpiness, curves and humor. 

The vessels called Pear Shaped and She Rock remind me of our lumps and bumps, sizes and shapes, roundness, femininity and softness. They are part of a series called Sisters, celebrating our connections and idiosyncrasies.

I work with paper- covered wire, waxed linen, leather, paint, cedar, paper, wire - and tend to use natural looking and feeling materials.


Group Shows

Invoke, Cloverdale Arts Alliance, January 2018

Holly Badgley Studio, Sausalito, Dec. 2017

Workshops Attended:

Susan Stover, 3D Forms and Encaustics, October 2018

Lisa Kokin, Reuse Muse, June 2018

Jane Herrick, What If?, February 2018

Jacqueline Mallegni, Flax Fiber Sculpture, June 2017

Pat Hickman, Knotted Netting, January 2017

Margaret Mathewson, Starts and Stops, April 2016

Polly Adams Sutton, Twined Sculpture, November 2015

Matt Tommey, Double Walled Basketry, September 2015

Education:

BA, English Literature, University of California, Berkeley

Contact:

lizapike@gmail.com