Wicker Basket, 6/30

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Wicker Basket, 6/30

145.00

with Blaise Cayol

Saturday June 30th, 9:30-5

Limit 7 students

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Visiting artist Blaise Cayol will begin the workshop sharing information about the history of basketry and the wicker material students will be using. He will then lead a demonstration of how to create the basket.  Blaise will work closely with each student in this small class to teach them throughout the day, until completing the basket. Students will leave with their basket measuring about 10 inches large (and extra material if there is any). *

Students need to bring garden clippers and a good knife to the workshop. 

* Due to the length of the workshop please bring a bagged lunch or plan to grab lunch in the surrounding neighborhood. We will also serve light snacks and drinks. 

Blaise Cayol perpetuates the tradition of wicker basket weaving that almost disappeared in France after WWII. Gathering different types of willow and other local plants, he weaves baskets intended for daily use as well as for decoration. Encouraged by relatives and friends who remembered the beauty of baskets from the past, he travels throughout his own country to study and learn different techniques.

He has a passion for prehistoric art and primitive cultures. He also has a preference for using natural materials like wood, wicker, mud and stone to express himself. He designs objects that often refer to man's primary needs, with a particular focus on the anthropology of the man-nature relationship. Read more about Blaise HERE.