Artists Scene in Toronto: Carey Nicholson, Basketry

I was walking along in the Parks near the Scarborough Bluffs enjoying a summers day and then …

I came upon this bit of basket weaving by Carey Nicholson, a Port Perry artist. Wow!

The explosion of color and form was an absolute delight – and chatting with Carey about her craft quickly brought insights into the what makes basketry so fascinating. There are so many options among the materials, the forms and even basic weave pattern.  I am reading a book, Brisengr- the third in  Inheritance Trilogy by Christopher Paolini, which tells a tale of past  times and some of the various crafts. When the author  invokes such  crafts as pottery and basket weaving I have no trouble visualizing some of the creative possibilities.

This could easily be the enchanted basket goblet containing Brome’s meed.

Carey’s work can be found at the Meta4 Contemporary Craft Gallery at 200 Queen Street in Port Perry, ON.

The gallery has works from a number of local members and classes in the art of basket weaving among other things. Its on my schedule for this coming Summer.

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