Basketry differs from Standing Vessels as the entire vessel has been sculpted from one single palm sheath. These unique designs are created by folding and shaping the sheath while wet, and then Shelley hand stitches the folds into place with Raffia palm fiber, waxed linen or other material. The natural material will contract as it dries and new shapes always emerge. Basket items will then be embellished and finished with either a hand rubbed polyurethane or an archival finish of encaustic wax.
There is MORE in the studio, new pieces are being added daily!