American Master Weaver Tina Puckett of Winsted, CT, pictured with some of her baskets, woven flower sculptures, and a handwoven tiki bar

AMERICAN MASTER WEAVER TINA PUCKETT is a self-taught artist who has been weaving since 1981.

Tina is much influenced by the bittersweet vine that grows locally in the northwest corner of Connecticut where she lives. The character of each piece of vine literally dictates what form each basket, bowl, wall sculpture or piece of furniture will take. As Tina then applies her imagination and sense of color to the structural form and to the weaving, indescribably dynamic and colorful works of art emerge.

Tina's working studio and showroom at Whiting Mills, Studio # 305, in Winsted, CT, is open to the public Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, and also by chance or by appointment (860.309.6934) Monday through Friday. Unless away at a show!

Tina's work will be featured in a Pop Up Exhibition at the Westport Arts Center in Westport, CT, August 29 - September 1. The public is also cordially invited to attend the Opening Reception on Wednesday, August 29, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and her Artist Talk at 3:00 pm on Saturday, September 1. More information is available on the Shows page of Tina's website.

Tina will be teaching two basket weaving classes at the Fiber College of Maine in Searsport, Maine, September 7 and September 9. For details and how to register, see the Classes page of Tina's website.

And on Saturday, September 15, as a guest artist Tina will be demonstrating her weaving techniques from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Newtown Arts Festival in Newtown, CT.