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Emily Dvorin is a scupltural basketry artist in Sausalito, California.

"I call myself a 

sculptural basketmaker."


     My work focuses on transforming common materials into innovative, urban vessels that reflect abstract ideas, including societal excess and throwaway consumerism. I manipulate, construct, alter, coil and weave to develop pieces that marry modern aesthetic with childhood whimsy.


Portrait of innovative basketry artist Emily Dvorin in her Sausalito studio.
A contemporary sculptural  basket created from magnetic letters by sculptural basketry artist, Emily Dvorin.


 fly swatter handles, refrigerator magnet letters, scrubbier, cable ties

"I believe

 anything can be

basket material."

     I strive to give the viewer a process of discovery. What at first seem like conventional fibers may turn out to be a subtle arrangement of piano innards, shoulder pads, forks, curlers, spools or my signature material, cable ties. 

     My goal is to change the definition of basketry by exploring contemporary interpretations of a traditional craft using non-traditional ingredients. Thus, as unorthodox mediums are reinterpreted as fibers, I can explore and illustrate the concept that even unexpected objects that we take for granted can become works of art. 

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