BLUE PINE NEEDLE BASKET WITH METALLIC CENTER
Dimensions: 4.5 x 4.5 x 2
This exquisite basket, created by Sharon Filyaw, showcases blue pine needles, a metalica center and popcorn stitching.
Artist Sharon Filyaw moved to Ketchikan in 1980 from Washington’s Olympic Peninsula when her parents followed their “Alaskan Dream.”
She saw her first pine needle basket when she was 15 and fell in love with the art form and was determined to learn to make them. She loves to incorporate nature into her work. Her grandchildren love to help her gather things from nature to use in her work. No two baskets are alike. Each one takes on its own personality according to the stone or wood she is working with.
In 2021, Sharon was recognized by the Rasmuson Foundation with an Individual Artist Award, a well deserved honor.