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Marilyn Moore

Basket, Fiber, and Wire Jewelry

Award-winning fiber artist Marilyn Moore, explores color and form through her one-of-a-kind wire basket vessels which has led to creating fiber related wire jewelry.  Teaming with intrinsic details, each piece reveals another level of exploration.

Working in fibers is a natural medium for Marilyn.
As a child she learned to embroider, knit, crochet, and sew. 
Her love of fiber work continued into adulthood adding spinning, weaving, basketry, and now wire work, to her fiber vocabulary. 

As a basket artist and teacher, she has shown her work internationally, nationally, and regionally, and has taught at national conventions, conferences and internationally in Canada, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.  She has written several articles for publication in such periodicals as The News Basket, Basket Bits, and Piecework. Her work has been featured in the magazines Shuttle Spindle and Dyepot, Bead and Button, and Step by Step Wire Jewelry. 

Her work can be seen in Fiberarts Design Books, three, four, five, and seven, as well as Baskets A Book for Makers and Collectors by Billie Ruth Sudduth, Baskets Tradition and Beyond by Leir, Peters and Wallace, Textile Techniques in Metal by Arline Fisch, Fabulous Woven Jewelry by Mary Hettmansperger, and Contemporary Wicker Basketry by Flo Hoppe and 500 Baskets A Celebration of the Basketmakers Art, published by Lark.

Her work can be found in public and private collections around the country and she has won awards for her work at every level.  She holds a BFA with an emphasis in fiber from the University of Washington.  

After living in Seattle Washington for many years, she has recently moved to Iowa City, where she continues to explore the vessel form and has expanded her work into woven jewelry forms.  Working with color and color blending are important aspects to her recent work.