Member Since: 2008
Media Specialties: Mixed Media;
State: North Carolina
County: Wilkes County, NC
Bio: Julie Ottesen from Greenstreet Mountain, Traphill, NC has pursued her interest in art and creativity, working in several media. Julie makes traditional Nantucket baskets including many variations in style. Baskets are made in the same labor intensive way as the originals, using wooden parts and woven on a mold. Wood or cane stakes provide structure and are handtooled to fit the curvatures. Weavers are made of cane. Lids are fitted exactly to each basket to ensure a perfect fit. Julie's baskets get their beauty from perfection in construction and finish. With age, they become darker and more beautiful. These are heirloom quality pieces.
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