Another Amazing Artist

I’m thrilled to show you the work of yet another talented macrame artist.
Meet Carol Lang

Carol’s love of art began at an early age when she won first place in a 5th
grade art contest. Although she minored in art in high school, she went on
to receive a BS and Master’s degree in health, physical education and
aquatics.

Her interest in basketry and related fiber arts began when her husband
opened an antique shop in the 1970′s, in Michigan where she was born and
raised. The beauty, creativity, craftsmanship, and precision of Shaker,
Nantucket and Native American basketry, weaving and pottery sparked her
interest and started her collection. A class offered at a local fiber arts
shop and taught by nationally known teacher and author, Grace Kabel, proved
to be an ideal introduction to basketry. She says, “I wanted to see just
what was involved. I discovered it took a lot of time, patience and
ingenuity, but I was hooked!”

Since retiring to California, Carol has been able to devote herself not only
to basketry, but also fiber art, gourd art and ceramics, but also teaching
and giving demonstrations. Currently, her favorite mediums are knotting and
coiling

She is the Director of the Rancho Buena Vista Adobe Gallery in Vista and was
charter president of the Misti Washington Gourd & Basket Guild. Presently,
Carol is the chair of the pre-event registration committee for their Gourd &
Basket Weekend, which is sponsored by San Diego Botanic Garden and presented
by the guild, every other year.

Carol’s work has won awards at the Association of Michigan Basketmakers
annual juried shows, including their Viewers’ Choice award for professional
in 2011 and Viewers’ Choice award for general membership in 2009, California
Gourd Society annual show and the Del Mar Fair. One of her knotted pieces
was accepted for HGA’s Small Expressions for 2011. Her work has appeared at
the Mingei Museum in San Diego and also appears in private collections
through out the United States and Australia.
We can contact Carol at: Caldesigns@roadrunner.com

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