Caning Shop Open Studio Free Classes Every Friday and Saturday.
You tell us what you want to learn and pay for the materials, and we will show you how to do it.
Open Studio Hours:
Friday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Please call ahead to tell us what you'd like to do, and to put you on the schedule.
WILLOW CLASSES with Bonnie Gale at the Caning Shop in Berkeley
Saturday & Sunday, October 25 & 26, 2014
Registration Deadline: October 6th
Please call to register: 1-800-544-3373 Nationally recognized willow artist, Bonnie Gale, is coming from New York to present a weekend of willow classes at the Caning Shop in Berkeley. There are two one-day classes and one two-day class, taught concurrently. You can choose to take the two-day class or one or both of the one-day classes. All three baskets were designed by Bonnie.
~ Early American Life Lunch Basket ~
This is a one-day class that can be taken either Saturday or Sunday.
This basket was featured in the October, 1992 issue of the "Early American Life" magazine.
It is an excellent project for beginners using unpeeled willow with a round base in pairing weave, followed by staking up, waling and flared siding in French randing weave. Top waling, double border and wrapped handle complete the basket. The size is 12 inches in diameter and 12 inches tall with the handle.
Tuition: $90 - Materials Fee: $55 - Deposit (50%): $72.50
~ Oval Muffin Basket ~ This is a one-day class that can be taken either Saturday or Sunday.
This basket is an
attractive table muffin basket (made in peeled willow) and a good introduction to oval willow work. An oval split-stick base is woven and then staked up. A special foot wale follows. The siding is in French randing with alternate colors of weavers. Top waling, border and two roped side handles complete this basket. The dimensions are 7 inches by 11 inches and 6 inches tall.
Tuition: $90 - Materials Fee: $59 - Deposit (50%): $74.50
~ Willow Backpack ~ This is a two-day class that will start on Saturday and finish on Sunday.
This large backpack is made of unpeeled willow starting with a large oval split stick base. This oval base is woven in a combination of randing and pairing weave. Staking up, waling and sets of French randing weave compose the siding. A roped handle on the back completes the basket. A mold is not used and so the class will concentrate on shaping. Custom cloth straps are included in the materials fee. There are optional custom leather straps for an additional fee. The dimensions of the basket are 13 inches by 18 inches by 15 inches and can be varied to suit.
Tuition: $180 - Materials Fee: $98 - Deposit (50%): $94.00
Bonnie Gale has been a professional traditional willow basketmaker and willow artist for the past 31 years. Her baskets are part of the collections at Plimoth Plantation and Mount Vernon Estate. In 1999, she was awarded an Artist's Fellowship from New York Foundation for the Arts. Her living willow installations have been featured in Vogue, Vogue Living, House and Gardens and Fiber Arts Magazines. In 2009, her work was featured in the PBS "Cultivating Life" series and in 2012, she appeared on the Martha Stewart show. She was featured in the new public television series Artist Cafe which aired locally in October 2013. She produced her first book: Living Willow Form in 2014. Her main web site is www.boniegale.com. The site www.livingwillow.info covers living structures. __________
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