A $1,500.00 grant was awarded to Jan to attend the the Society Atelier Sarawak Conference World Eco-Fiber and Textile (W.E.F.T.) Forum 2010 – “Nature’s Color Code in Basketry and Textiles” in Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia. The conference included a 4 day field trip to Rumah Garie Longhouse to participate in a traditional “Ngar” cotton mordanting ceremony of Iban master ikat weavers.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Featured on the Daily Art Muse website
Susan Lomuto scours the Internet gathering links to artists who create cutting edge work in metal, fiber, ceramic, paper, mixed media, jewelry, alternative materials and polymer clay.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
"Critical Messages: Contemporary Northwest Artists on the Environment"
“Spell Bound” – 18”x16”x 9”, 2004, Materrials: grapefruit peels,
waxed linen, hemp paper, & ostrich shell beads.
Sturgeon Vessel, 15”x5”x5”, 2007, Materials: Sturgeon Skin,
paper, rivets and waxed linen, In the Danielle Bodine Collection
John Olbrantz, Director, Halle Ford Museum, Willamette University
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
"Age of Innocence" - 21”x13”x8”, silver dollar pods, skeleton leaves, rhododendron leaves, cardiocrinum giganteum seeds, trillium leaves, yellow cedar bark, waxed linen and paper, photo credit: Ken Rowe
If you are in New York for SOFA don't miss Jan's work at
DONATION TO MUSEUM OF ART AND DESIGN - Jan's piece "Eye of the Beholder" part of a rare collection of contemporary baskets including functional vessels as well as expressive works that challenge traditional definitions of basketry, has been promised to the Museum of Arts and Design by Sara and David Lieberman. With their passion for collecting contemporary craft and their exceptional openness to new forms and ideas, the Liebermans have assembled one of the best compilations of contemporary baskets in the country.
Monday, March 1, 2010
Opening reception - First Thursday
March 4, 2010 6:00pm to 8:00pm
"Fish Out of Water", 2010, 31-1/2"x11-1/2"x7", Materials: sturgeon skin, halibut skin, salmon skin, waxed linen, bull kelp, ostrich shell beads and shell buttons, photo credit: Ken Rowe
"If a man loses pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured, or far away."
- Henry David Thoreau -
Monday, January 25, 2010