Basketry Studio

Woven Vessels Inspired by the Pacific Northwest


Kathey Ervin, Weaver

After a long career in clay, mostly making dinnerware, I started making baskets a little more than twenty years ago beginning a new career in basketry. I have passed through various phases, embracing everything from fairly high volume production work to pursuing a more unique aesthetic.  

I like to think of each work having a story. In one sense, the story grows during the process of making … in another sense, the story is already there, within the subconscious, being a snippet of the past.


Gallery of Tea & Coffee Services

Gallery of Tea Bowls

Exhibitions & Juried Shows

February-March 2018 "Legacies" Honoring Traditional Native American Art Influences,  South Puget Sound Community College

October 2017 Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend  "Smile: Humor & Whimsy" Juried Show

2011, 2013 & 2015  “Tradition and Innovation in Basketry VI, VII & VIII” Biennial National Basketry Association

August 2002  “Cross Currents” Convergence 2002 Vancouver – Textile Tides

January 2002  “Baskets Now: USA” Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

June 2001, 2002, 2003  “Edmonds Arts Festival” Regional Competition, Edmonds, WA

April 2001  “Festival of American Basketry” National Juried Competition Amana Colonies, IA 

June 2000, June 2004 “The Garden Art Show” Arts Council of Snohomish County, Everett, WA 

October 1999  “All Things Considered” International Competition. Gattlinburg, TN Oct 99

December 1998 “The Uncommon Basket” ArtsWest Gallery, Seattle, WA 


2016 Merit Award, Expressions Northwest, Northwind Art Center, Port Townsend, WA

2016 Best in Show, In the Spirit, Washington State History Museum, Tacoma, WA

2015 Best in Show, Traditional Work “All Things Considered VIII” - Grand Hand Gallery, MN 

2015 Best in Show, Traditional Work “All Things Considered VIII” -  The Fuller Museum, Boston, MA

2014 Spirit of the Northwest Award, In the Spirit of the Northwest Native Arts Festival, Washington State History Museum

2003 Edmonds Arts Festival Juried Award Winner, Edmonds, WA
1998-1999 Basketmakers Choice Award, NWBW Spring Retreat at Pilgrim Firs
1986 Grant Recipient, National Endowment for the Arts 
1981-1983 Fellowship, Creative and Performing Arts, University of Illinois



1983 Master of Fine Arts/ceramics, Fellowship Recipient ,University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

1982 Kent State University, Blossom Festival for the Arts, Scholarship

1981 Bachelor of Fine Arts/Ceramic Art Kansas City Art Institute Kansas City, MO

1973 Pottery Northwest; Ken Ferguson Workshop; Intensive summer study program Seattle, WA

1972 - 1974 Peninsula College Port Angeles


Currently Studio Artist, Instructor Sequim, WA

2001 Instructor, Olympic Park Institute, Lake Crescent, WA

1999 – 2012 Instructor, Columbia Basis Basketry Guild, Oregon

1999 – 2012 Instructor, Northwest Basketry Guild WA

1991 Visiting Artist, Penland School of Art Penland, NC

1991 Visiting Artist, Pottery Northwest Seattle, WA

1990 Visiting Artist, Miami University Oxford, OH

1989 Visiting Artist, University of Nebraska Lincoln, NE

1986 Faculty/Visiting Artist, Wichita State University Wichita, KS

1984 Visiting Artist, Nova Scotia School of Art Halifax, Nova Scotia

1983 Faculty/Resident Artist, University of Iowa Iowa City IA

1983 Ceramic Technician, Parkland College Champaign, IL

1983 Instructor, Thornburn Community Center Champaign, IL

1979-1981 Instructor, Kansas City Art Institute Kansas City, MO

Department Assistant/Ceramics, Adult Extension Classes


National Basketmakers Organization 

Northwest Basket Weavers Guild, Washington, 1995–2012

Columbia River Basketry Guild, Oregon

Northwest Native American Basketweavers Association

Oregon Basket Weavers Guild


2018 National Basketry Organization Quarterly Cover  "Tea Cups and Transformation: An Invitation from Kathey Ervin" by Suzanne Smith Arney "Interview" pp. 16-20

Columbia Magazine of the Washington State History Museum "From the Collection" p. 21

National Basketry Organization Quarterly "Interview" pp. 1, 7, 13

Washington Magazine Winter 88  “Palette of Talent” by Nan Wooldridge pp 38-41

Ceramics Monthly Magazine Feb 88  “Limitations and Focus” by Kathey Ervin pp 36-39

5OO Baskets, A Celebration of the Basketmaker's Art p 23

Ceramics Monthly Magazine Feb 88   “Art, Money and the NEA” by Wayne Higby & Warren McKenzie pp 42-47

American Craft Magazine Dec 86   “National Endowment for the Arts: Visual Artist Fellowships, 1986” pg 20


Exploring Northwest Gold
Basketry with Kathey Ervin 

Session #1: Friday, March 02, 2018, 9:30 AM 4:00 PM 

Sessaion #2:  Saturday, March 03, 2018, 9:30 AM 4:00 PM 

Session #3:  Sunday, March 04, 2018, 9:30 AM 4:00 PM

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