About Tina

Tina Puckett pictured weaving Master weaver Tina Puckett is a self-taught artist who has been weaving since 1981.

Her imagination and sense of color has influenced her to create contemporary sculptural art forms that are indescribably dynamic and colorful.

Tina is influenced by natural materials grown locally in the northwest corner of Connecticut. Her favorite is bittersweet. The character of this vine literally dictates to her what form a basket or sculpture shall take.

In addition Tina mixes her own dyes. Her strong sense of color shows in the subtle use of dyed reeds to effect a more exquisite piece. Ultimately, a bit of “love” slips into the weaving of each piece . . . never to be retrieved.

Tina's works have been exhibited at museums, art galleries, libraries and craft shows — including the Slater Mill Museum in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, and the Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2003 in Korea, where Tina won the Honorable Mention award in basketry.

Her woven works have also been featured in magazines, newspapers and on television— including Yankee Travel, Prime Time Connecticut, Weekend in New England, The Country Magazines, the Pawtucket Times, The Slater Trader Newspapers, and the NBC PAX TV Sunday Morning Show. Much more detailed information in this regard is available under the Press link in this website.

Tina lives and works at Whiting Mills in Winsted, Connecticut, where she has a working studio which is open to the public Saturdays and Sundays 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, and by chance or by appointment Monday through Friday. Unless away at a show! All are cordially invited to visit! For an appointment, please call 860.309.6934.

She teaches classes in basketry and the woven arts and is also available to do weaving demonstrations.

Tina will be teaching her next class, Traditional and Free-form Basket Weaving, at the Metchosin International Summer School for the Arts in Victoria, B.C., Canada, July 2-6, 2018. For details, see the Classes page of Tina's website.

Tina's work will be featured in an Art Exhibit @ the Bruce S. Kershner Art Gallery in Fairfield, CT, from May 19 to July 13, 2018. The public is cordially invited to a reception @ the Bruce S. Kershner Gallery on Saturday, May 26 from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm. See Tina's Shows page for details, including hours the gallery exhibition is open from May 26 through July 13.

Tina's next show is the Westport Fine Arts Festival in Westport, CT on Sat|Sun July 14 & 15, 2018.

See the Upcoming Shows section of this website for information about additional future craft events where you can meet Tina and experience her work.

Creations by Tina available for immediate purchase are displayed in the pages of this website organized under the categories of Baskets, Woven Bowls, Wallhangers, Sculptures, Furniture, Flowers, and Landscapes.

Tina very much welcomes commissions. In addition to items available for immediate purchase, this website also includes images of many of Tina's sold creations — organized under the same product-categories as are the items for immediate purchase. Tina invites you to browse the product-category sections of this website and imagine the woven work you'd like to have. She'll make you that piece! To see examples of commissioned pieces Tina has made based on originals, see the Commission a Piece page of this website.

She is a member of the Westport Arts Center in Westport, CT, and the Surface Design Association in Las Vegas, NM.

To make a purchase, commission a piece, arrange a demonstration, or just ask a question, Contact Tina.