Wednesday, March 25, 2009

1000 Finds - Grizzly Mountain Arts

I'm featuring one of our new Pacific Northwest Market members today and will probably pick folks from this market in the near future.

Grizzly Mountain Arts, husband to Good Dirt Jewelry, is incredibly talented and I am in awe of his creations.

It's hard to pick a favorite but this Starfish basket tops the list.

I especially like Dave's background - Fish and Wildlife! My father worked there for years prior to his death. I hold a special place in my heart for them.

"Ponderosa pine needles are gathered by Dave and Jo in the Ochoco National Forest, then cleaned and stored to be used in basket making. Dave also uses dye to alter the natural color of the needles of some of his baskets. Artificial sinew is used as the binding material as it is much stronger than raffia. In order to maintain the refreshing smell of the pine forest, we do not seal our baskets."

I'm so impressed with this duo and glad they are both part of the new PNW marketplace.

1 comment:

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

Megan, thank you so much for including my basket on your wonderful blog!