Bonnie Kennedy

Bonnie Kennedy Hen Basket
I have been a textile artist since I was about 7 years old when I lifted my Mom’s old Pfaff sewing machine off the floor onto the table so I could make clothes for my troll dolls. I made most of my clothes in school; I made my wedding dress and my husband’s suit. I made clothes for my kids and have always been there to make any special projects needed by my family. I got interested in making jewelry in high school but then life got in the way, I got married, had 2 children and a career. I retired from the Forest Service in 2010 after 31+ years. My friend, Julia, from the Forest Service gave me a one year membership in the Great Basin Basketmakers and that was it. Basket making became my new passion. I have attended every class possible and I haven’t been able to decide which medium is my favorite. The Great Basin Basketmakers has a group of incredible teachers and I have learned so much. I have also taken classes from visiting teachers and have gone to Alaska twice to participate in the pine needle coiling workshop with Jeannie McFarland. I got interested in willow so am growing my own willow; I took a broom class so tried growing my own broom corn; I got interested in gourds so grew my own gourds. Through all of this I have learned sometimes your effort to produce your own material isn’t the most cost effective but I had to try it. As with anything I have done throughout the years, I jumped in with both feet and have tried most everything available. I have found you can make a basket out of almost anything. This basket is made pine needles on a base of a Nevada stone cut by Alan Metzger. The possibilities are endless if you use your imagination. My goal is to be able to look at a basket and try to figure out how it was made. I am not there yet, but I keep trying! Contact

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  • Making good imagery is about having the courage to step outside of yourself, releasing any tension and just having fun playing around.

  • As with anything I have done throughout the years, I jumped in to basketmaking with both feet and have tried most everything available. I have found you can make a basket out of almost anything.

  • My art consists of copper and brass media; it varies from flowers and plants to trays, plates, bowls, and wall hangings. Most of the materials have been rescued from the salvage yard.

  • I love the reflections of glass and the colors, just as water reflects and captures the intensity of a sunrise or sunset.

  • To me, realism is magic. Not only is the artist working with abstraction of design and color, but also with dimensionality. To create the illusion of depth and form on a flat surface is to observe, understand and recreate the physical aspects of light.

  • I enjoy designing landscapes, flora and fauna and hope to start adding structures and building in my quilts soon.

  • While continuing to paint and work in various forms of sculpture, my current focus is in papermaking and related fiber and book arts. Visitors to my Studio will have the opportunity to become personally involved in the process of making Handmade Paper from start to finish.

  • I am a 45 year resident of Nevada and have lived all over the world. My work is influenced by the sights and cultures of Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific as well as all corners of the United States.

  • My name is Jim Annis and I am the owner of Your Family Rocking Chair. I am building a legacy for my family and yours, based on the values of family, fine craftsmanship and heirloom quality furniture.

  • JoAnn Lippert travels the world combining a passion for adventure travel and photography. Her passion for mountain climbing, trekking and whitewater rafting has taken her to all corners of the earth.

  • I’ve always enjoyed doing all kinds of craftwork from working with wood and needlework to beading and glass. I’ve been hooked on glass since the 1980’s when I took my first stained glass class.

  • Since my earliest airplane flights those forms and patterns have found their way into my designs. For years I focused on art glass, starting with leaded glass and then fused glass and etched glass. Recently I have been spending more time making jewelry.

  • The phrase “no job is too big or too small” certainly applies to my work as I have worked on all scales, including 1200sf of mosaic mural for the pools at the Peppermill, down to the small inspirational plaques that I make on a daily basis and take to local festivals.

  • After raising my son I became committed to re-exploring my love of painting. I began watercolor classes in February of 2008 and have been actively painting since.

  • I create ceramic wall art, as well as oil paintings. My art invites viewers into my memories so that hopefully, they, too, can appreciate the intricate connected beauty of the patterns and colors that surround them

  • I consider myself to be wildlife “portrait artist.” Whenever a photographer makes a portrait, timing is of great importance. The expression of the subject will make the difference between a successful and unsuccessful photograph.

  • Pam Sutton creates handmade glass jewelry, plus items for the home and garden. She believes in elegance through simplicity, combined with a focus on functional use.

  • I am a graduate of UCLA with a degree in studio art. While at UCLA I studied with Richard Diebenkorn, who greatly influenced my development at an artist.

  • Most of my work is very linear and precise with close attention to detail and finishing. And of course I like to add occasional whimsical creations.

  • The big Nevada skies, the rainbow of western mountain ranges and the huge palette of summer flower are the inspirations for my silk paintings. Working with silks and dyes has given me the perfect way to illustrate the world as I see it.