My earliest recollection of weaving came in elementary school. Before any holiday celebrations, we were given strips of colored paper, to weave individual table placements. For me, it wasn't so much the big party that excited me, but being able to go through the process of choosing the right color paper and seeing the magic of something come together with my hands. Those early memories are what continue to inspire me to create and share my love of weaving with people of all ages.
"Why I Weave Baskets." - Sally Ishikawa (with permission)
Birds singing as the cedar creaks in my hands.
The power of design enfolding within my hands.
The strength of the fiber as I weave with my hands.
Since 2017 I have been creating ceramic vessels to place baskets in. I enjoy creating and incorporating ceramic and fiber. In my work, you will see the use of natural materials that I gathered and harvested for the baskets from the Willamette Valley.