See her workshop page HERE.
Joan is a basket maker and basketry teacher who lives on Saltspring Island; and she is every bit as gifted a teacher as she is as an artist -- warm, funny, well prepared and extremely patient -- so if this is your year to learn some basketry, now you know where to turn.
Most of her workshops take place either at her studio or around Victoria on Vancouver Island; however, I see that she's doing a one-day version of her "Basketry Using Northwest Natural Materials" workshop at UBC on April 1st. This is the PERFECT workshops for those of you interested in basketry as well as botany and ethnobotany (I know there are so many of you).
I took the two-day version of this workshop with her at Emily Carr last fall and made the basket pictured above.
Here's the writeup with the contact info, I recommend checking your calendar and making the call soon because it's sure to fill up. And if you're interested to see what else you can learn, hit the link at the top there to go to her workshop page.
Basketry Using Northwest Natural Materials
This workshop will introduce participants to weaving with western red cedar bark, yellow cedar bark, west coast sweetgrass, willow bark and beargrass. We will begin with a discussion about the harvesting and preparation of the materials. This basket will have a round base, a variety of weaving techniques including variations of twining, plaiting and twill weave. A variation of the fold over rim designed by Joan, will finish off this basket which you are sure to treasure.
Date: Sunday April 1, 2012
Time: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location & To Register: UBC Botanical Gardens
6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC