November Shop 505 Featured Artist
“One thing that always seemed important to me was that the ‘item’ that I was making would have a use or purpose. Basket weaving makes a great deal of sense to me as it gives me the opportunity to create something not only beautiful but that can be used.”
“As a basket weaver I enjoy exploring the different techniques of weaving, the variety of materials that can be used, and the old styles of baskets made in the past. From this I can create containers that are both beautiful and utilitarian. The more I weave and master my craft in the traditional styles and techniques of basketry the easier it becomes to let my creativity take over and weave new baskets using the old ways. ”
Sumsky enjoys exploring the different techniques of weaving, the variety of materials that can be used, and the styles of baskets made in the past. Sumsky creates both traditional style baskets and contemporary pieces. She first began weaving baskets in 1995 and began to sell her work locally within just a few years.