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January Meeting w/ Polly Giacchina “Basketry Methods and Handweaving in Sculpture”

Following Guild business and member show & tell (in-person only), fiber artist Polly Giacchina will show slides of her work, which incorporates basketry and handweaving, and discuss the techniques she uses.

Artist's statement:
Passion, creativity and imagination drive my work.

For me there is inspiration in nature, life’s experiences, and words. Choosing fiber to build my sculptures enables me to find the flexibility, undulation and the tactile nature of both natural and man-made materials. Woven shapes and forms are made to convey and suggest relationships. Sculptural wall forms communicate experiences of materiality and the environment.

I use a multitude of handweaving techniques that are ancient practices and yet they guide me to contemporary expressions. There is the sense of completion with reinterpreted natural materials, conveying my design ideas.

To learn more about Polly and her work, visit her website.


Saturday, January 14, 2023, 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM
Valley Presbyterian Hospital
Health Education Center Library
15107 Vanowen Street
Van Nuys, CA  91405
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Virginia Postrel
Programs co-chair
Guild Meeting
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only