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

  "I approach my baskets the way I approach my life: 

        with innovation,                      irreverence,

         & a dash of humor."

Contemporary, innovative basketry artist Emily Dvorin in her Sausalito studio.

           I never imagined I would stumble upon my artistic passion later in life.  As a child, I was encouraged to pursue a "sensible" career. To that end, I studied hard, married young, and became a 3rd grade teacher. When my husband’s job brought us to California, my life took two important turns. I  partnered with a friend to open a contemporary crafts store in San Anselmo and... I discovered macramé! My love of fiber art was launched! From my first basket-making workshop in the basement of the old Academy of Sciences building in San Francisco, I was certain that basketry and three-dimensional art were my true passions.


cable ties

3 cups



3 cups


sculptor's armature wire

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Today I'm proud to say that after countless hours spent creating vessels out of just about everything, I've developed what I believe is my own unique interpretation of the traditional craft of basket making.  With a nod to humor, a passion for innovation, and a reverence for engineering, architecture, and aesthetic harmony, I've been fortunate enough to build an award-winning career  transforming mundane things, such as cable ties and plastic bags, into contemporary pieces of fine art. 

My work is exhibited widely across the country and I regularly participate in booth shows and open studios events. In addition, I teach monthly classes and I travel for speaking engagements and various consulting opportunities.  Most importantly, I continue to create with a passion that's as vibrant and abundant as the everyday items that inspire my art.

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