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 next two shows will be the Westport Artists Collective Pop Up Exhibition Thursday, March 7 - Saturday, March 10 at the Westport Arts Center in Wesport, CT, and Spring Open Studios at Whiting Mills in Winsted, CT, Saturday and Sunday, April 28 & 29, 2018.

Her work will be featured in the Open Your Eyes Gallery Exhibit & Sale at the Noble Horizons Gallery in Salisbury, CT, from April 13 - May 12, 2018. See Tina's Shows page for details.

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.