Wild Westcoast Basketry - Susan Canning
I have been making baskets from cedar and willow bark for the past 5 years.
I love using natural materials from our coast.
I studied basketry with Ivan Rospypinksi from Bella Bella, Joan Carrigan from Salt Spring Island, Jessica Silvey from this coast and Stephanie Craig from the Columbia River area, Oregon.
I harvest cedar bark from the Powell River Community Forest and grow 6 types of willow on my property. My baskets are structurally built like traditional Salish baskets but have modern mixed bark designs with Canadian & European influences.