Join us for a unique and immersive basket weaving experience with artist Anette Meier at Veme Studios in Greenport, NY, on Sunday, December 10th, at 6 PM. Anette brings a wealth of expertise and a passion for basket making that has earned her prestigious awards, including recognition by Early American Life Magazine, the Riverhead County Fair, and the Northeast Basketmakers Guild.
Meet Anette Meier: Anette Meier is not just a skilled craftswoman; she is an artist who has found joy and fulfillment in the intricate world of basketmaking and knot work. Her artistic journey has led her to explore various forms of creation, but it is the tactile nature of weaving that consistently draws her back. With a penchant for holding cords and fibers in her hands, Anette finds a unique happiness that is difficult to put into words.
Awards and Accolades: Anette's dedication to her craft has not gone unnoticed. She has been recognized as one of the Best 200 Craftsmen for Nantucket Baskets by Early American Life Magazine. Additionally, her talents have been celebrated at the Riverhead County Fair and acknowledged by the Northeast Basketmakers Guild. These accolades reflect the skill, passion, and artistry that Anette brings to the world of basketmaking.
The Artistry of Anette Meier: Anette's artistic journey is a beautiful blend of her meticulous, scientific side, and her wild, creative spirit. The internal struggle between order and chaos becomes a source of healing as she weaves her baskets. For Anette, the act of weaving is not just a craft; it's a therapeutic experience that allows her to harmonize the different facets of her personality.
Raffia: A New Frontier in Basketmaking: Anette's current love lies in working with raffia, a revelation that has opened up a whole new world of possibilities in basketmaking. No longer confined to the realm of bows, raffia becomes a versatile medium for Anette to express her creativity. During the workshop, Anette will share her newfound techniques and insights into weaving with raffia, inviting participants to explore this exciting and innovative approach to basketry.