4th Friday Prescott Art Walk
Cass Schorsch – Basketry/Jewelry
Cass has been weaving bark baskets since 1981 and teaching since 1985. The unique aspect of Cass’ basketry is that she gathers and prepares all of the materials she weaves and teaches with. Being formerly from Michigan, her materials were Birch Bark, Eastern White Cedar, and numerous pine barks. Her gratification is creating legacies to these trees.
Cass co-authored the book “Natural Baskets” in 1992. She has been published in the Crafts Report and Fiberarts Magazines. Her work is featured in “Baskets Now, 2002”, and “500 Baskets”, 2006. In 2005 she was chosen for a solo exhibit at the Boston Arts and Crafts Society, where some of her work went on to Switzerland. Just recently she was published in “Plaited Basketry in Birch Bark” released in 2009, and this year, 2012, she is featured in “New & Different Materials for Weaving & Coiling”. Her work has been represented by the Gingrass Gallery at the SOFA Show in Chicago, and three of her baskets are in the permanent collection at the Michigan State University Museum.
After 30 years of teaching bark basketry, Cass has turned to fine woven jewelry. All those weaving skills are now being created in silver and copper. Her chainmaille is all made with Silver Rings she cuts herself. Her work can also be seen at Pura Vida Gallery in Jerome, AZ.
Please join us for the opening of this this new show on 4th Friday Art Walk, Sept 28th, from 5-8pm.
Sept 28 – Oct 24, 2018
Artist Reception Opening Night from 5-8pm with snacks and drinks!