Heidi Wetzel

Heidi Wetzel

Ceramics, Decorative Arts, Fiber Arts, Folk Art, Mixed Media, Photography, Sculpture

Artwork Displayed

A Happy Place, 12 N. Washington St., Easton
Chestertown River Arts
Le Hatchery Galleria, Easton


Academy of the Arts
Dorchester Arts Center
National Basketry Organization
Rehoboth Art League
Main Street Gallery


Woven Sculptures & Baskets

Artist Statement

I have grown from assimilating the basics to creating works of art. I am often inspired by nature and my sculptures can serve as colorful and decorative highlights for a wall, or a table. My 3-dimensional wall hangings reflect scenes from nature. My baskets and sculptures are often functional and/or contemporary. I weave many materials that I find in nature into my baskets. I use birch, willow and cedar bark; white and black ash, reed, cane, leather, sweetgrass, seagrass, waxed linen, hand-spun yarn, and telephone wire. I adorn the baskets with shells, pine cones, acorns, sea shells, feathers, bones, and hand-crafted beads.Many of my sculptures are utilitarian; some are purely decorative. My work reflects the beauty I see in the world around me.

Artist Biography

Originally I came from Germany as a teenager and now live and weave in Easton Maryland, using unique and indigenous fibers, as well as materials I bring back from my many travels. I began weaving in April of 1997. I participate in juried shows and exhibits in five states. My beginning as an artist was in fine and traditional wicker basketry. My woven sculptures range from traditional to contemporary. I continue to study under the tutelage of world-renowned weavers and bring into my work fresh ideas, unique materials and new techniques

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