The
Basketry Studio

Woven Vessels Inspired by the Pacific Northwest


AWARD WINNING ART • CONTEMPORARY DESIGN • ANCIENT METHODS

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.

Contact

Gallery of Tea & Coffee Services

Gallery of Tea Bowls

Exhibits

All Things Considered 9: Basketry in the 21st Century
Society of Arts + Crafts, Boston, MA  •   Peters Valley School of Craft, Layton, NJ  •   American Art Company,Tacoma, WA
In the Spirit, Contemporary Native Artists, 7/2017, Washington State History Museum Tacoma, WA
Art of the Garden: Invitational Exhibition, Schack Art Center, Everett, Wa

American Art Company,Tacoma, WA

“The Garden Art Show” Arts Council of Snohomish County, Everett, WA 
“The Uncommon Basket” ArtsWest Gallery, Seattle, WA 
“Tradition and Innovation in Basketry VI, VII & VIII” Biennial National Basketry Association
“Cross Currents” Convergence 2002 Vancouver – Textile Tides
“Baskets Now: USA” Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
““Edmonds Arts Festival” Regional Competition, Edmonds, WA
“Festival of American Basketry” National Juried Competition Amana Colonies, IA 
“All Things Considered” International Competition. Gattlinburg, TN Oct 99

Awards

2017 Juror's Choice & Best in Show Award, Expressions Northwest 19th Annual Juried Art Show, Susan Warner, Juror

2017 Juror's Choice & Award for Excellence, NBO All Things Considered 9: Basketry in the 21st Century, Lloyd Herman, Juror 

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

Biography

Education


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

Memberships


National Basketmakers Organization
1999–2012

Northwest Basket Weavers Guild, Washington 
1995–2012

Columbia River Basketry Guild, Oregon
1995-2012

Northwest Native American Basketweavers Association

Oregon Basket Weavers Guild

Experience


Currently Studio Artist, Instructor Sequim, WA

2017 Instructor, “Exploring Northwest Gold” Tradition and Innovation in Basketry IX: National Basketry Organization Conference

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

Faculty & Fellowships


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
Membership

National Basketmakers Organization
1999–2012

Northwest Basket Weavers Guild, Washington, 1995–2012

Columbia River Basketry Guild, Oregon
1995-2012

Northwest Native American Basketweavers Association

Oregon Basket Weavers Guild Press

Press

Catalog - All Things Considered 9: Basketry in the 21st Century  7/2017 - Forward: Emily Dorvin,  President NBO;   Statement: Lloyd Herman – Juror/Art Critic

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

Classes

A printer-friendly PDF calendar of classes, seminars, events and presentations.

Supplies

$100.00 minimum on mail orders, prices subject to change without notice.  Email or call us to place your order with a credit card number. Orders are shipped priority mail the next day.