November 19, 11:00 am
Open to the public, free admission
Join us for an in-depth presentation on her work, process, and the world of basket weaving. This presentation is in partnership with Whatcom Weavers Guild. Afterward, see the Raw to Refined: Basketry Today exhibit on display in the Library Workshop.
Judy Zugish began experimenting with garden fibers in 1978. This soon led to an obsession for basketmaking and many years of pursuing technique with notable traditional weavers. Today, her contemporary works using gathered natural materials are exhibited widely. She teaches her signature style both at home and abroad. Studying basketry on trips to Japan, England, Germany, Thailand, Laos, and Australia has deepened a profound respect for the timeless content in basketry.
The recently published 500 Baskets (Lark Books) includes one of her willow bark pieces and her fiber arts garden is featured in Landscaping with Herbs.
Judy comments “My work is primarily about exploring the shapes and layers of materials. Using a wide mix of barks, vines and natural gatherings, I like to peel and extract their elements–to find and expose the character within.”
November 19, 2022
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Venue: Chamber Hall
The Chamber Hall at the Jansen Art Center is located in the NW corner of the second floor: