Every 1 2022

NBO Members Exhibition
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Art Evolved: Intertwined

A collaboration between the National Basketry Organization (NBO)
and Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA)

Joh Ricci

Cradled Companions: Me, Myself & I
H: 4" | W: 8" | D: 5"

Knotted vessel using artist dyed nylon thread, nylon cord and cotton/rayon novelty cord

Award: “Something with Something in It”
  • Artist
Joh Ricci
Gettysburg PA
I continue to seize the true spirit of my creativity by creating one-of-a-kind contemporary baskets & sculptural vessels.  Self-taught, knotting is my primary technique. Inspiration is drawn from everyday life by observing & keeping an open mind of countless possibilities. Color is a key element of my work; it motivates & satisfies a feeling or emotion & allows me to be playful, as well as challenged in expressing my individuality. As a fiber artist, the exploration of technique application, colors, textures & forms are endless; with the simplest of element, a colored thread, there is a hypnotic rhythm to my creative process in making thousands of knots & bringing life to an idea.