Emily Dvorin is a scupltural basketry artist based 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.

A basket made from recycled slinkies by Sausalito contemporary basket artist Emily Dvorin.

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 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.

"Spun"

 slinkies, cable ties, sculptor's armature wire