For more than two decades, Susan Wise has explored and mastered numerous craft forms – quilts, embroidery and ceramics. But Susan’s true masterworks are baskets.
Unlike traditional basket making, which uses a very regimented math to tightly and firmly weave the materials, Susan Wise has invented her process. She first lays out the twine or rope and begins shaping it into the vessel, and then, using a different diameter of string or yarn, lashes the coils into place.
Characteristic of Wise’s vessels are their emphasis on biomorphic forms and shapes. Through her use of color and materials, her baskets often seem to undulate and sway to an invisible rhythm.
Susan’s work is in numerous private and corporate collections, including Chevron. Find out more about Susan Wise here.
Learn more about Susan’s nonprofit NIAD Art Center here.