Karey was born and raised on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Her love of traveling has taken her to the Philippines, London and Aniak, a remote village in the Alaskan Bush. She developed a liking for Native Alaskan art, especially the baskets woven by the Yupik Natives.
After 25 years of service, Karey recently retired from a distinguished career at North Tahoe Public Utility District. Taking advantage of retirement, she embarks on a journey into basket weaving, incorporating found pieces of wood and bark, feathers, antique buttons, jewelry, beads and gemstones into her baskets and gourds. Karey is sharing her art, hoping that you enjoy it as much as she enjoys creating it!
Earth Loom Weaving
Michelle is an artist in Plumas-Sierra County, specializing in Fiber Arts and Pine Needle Basketry. Through her connection with the Earth, she finds inspiration for creation, translating that expression of deep belonging into her art. As a teaching artist, she is passionate about healing through the arts, teaching creation in a safe space where we can begin to nurture well-being and restore balance within. She has a B.A. of Arts and studied Weaving from the natives in New Mexico and has been weaving and creating for 20 years.
Eco Printing & Journals
A native of the Sierra Valley, Virginia has been surrounded by nature her whole life which has been her greatest influence artistically. This rich surrounding full of wonderful artisans has allowed her to pursue a variety of crafts. Feather River College offered an opportunity to not only hone her skills but allowed her to teach printmaking classes.
New techniques such as nature printing on fabric/paper, creating jewelry, making handmade paper, book binding, mosaics, watercolor, pastels, acrylics, and collage are part of her non-stop art learning. Now that she is retired, ART is her full-time passion.
Nick is a basket weaver, natural foods chef, green wood carver, and all around multi-talented craftsman. Over the last decade, he has studied various traditional crafts, wilderness skills, deep nature connection, permaculture, and rites of passage. Nick currently works as a full-time carpenter, is the co-founder of Hearth Folk School, and lives in Clio, CA with his wife and 1 year old son. He's been teaching willow basketry and green woodworking for many years, and loves sharing craft with others.
Jeri is a fiber artist and founder of 5080 Camp for Artisans and Crafters. Surrounded with fiber arts from childhood, she is fluent in many of the domestic skills. For some strange reason, she choose business school over art school.
Never liking to follow directions, she teaches with a free-style design approach, encouraging students to follow their own ideas.
She created 5080 Camp for Artisans & Crafters to support the creative pastimes that are essential to a well-balanced life and build a community for those seeking craft education.
Do you want to teach?
You are passionate about your craft. Your happiest moments are spent thinking about your craft, dreaming up new designs, experimenting with new faucets of it and making lots of it. Talking about it animates you. You can spent all day immersed in your craft. You walk gently on the earth and love working outside. Your craft is made by hand using simple tools and natural materials. You are excited to share your skills and coax emerging ideas from your students.
Send us your workshop proposal.