Welcome to the
Columbia Basin Basketry Guild
The purpose of the Columbia Basin Basketry Guild is to preserve, promote, and teach the art of basketry
The CBBG is a nonprofit organization of members sharing a love of basketry.
The Columbia Basin Basketry Guild was formed in the summer of 1989 by a small group of basket makers from the Portland and Vancouver area so that basket makers could share ideas, information, and techniques with each other and with the community. More than 30 people attended the first organizational meeting and after only a few short months membership grew to more than 100 with members from Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and California.
The Columbia Basin Basketry Guild is made up of women and men from all walks of life. Members include those who have just made their first baskets, basket collectors, professional basket makers, basketry teachers, basketry material suppliers, and those who just love baskets. The appreciation of and love for baskets is what we all have in common.
Baskets are made in all shapes and sizes utilizing a variety of materials and techniques. Traditional baskets were made of locally available natural materials for specific purposes, often utilitarian in nature. Basketry today includes the mixing of traditional and contemporary styles with natural and manufactured materials. It is a joy to discover and appreciate the artistry of contemporary baskets and the beauty in the form and function of traditional basketry.
Third Thursday of the month
6:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Multnomah Arts Center
7688 SW Capitol Highway
Basket by Donna Sakamoto Crispin