Stephen Goettsch, Beyond Tradition: The Art of Nantucket Baskets

Stephen Goettsch, Twilight

October 17 – November 18, 2016

Reception: Thursday, October 20, 6 – 8pm

Stephen Goettsch, Twilight’s Gentle Embrace, bronze and Brazilian rosewood bayberry and ziricote inlay on sycamore woven lid basket.

Sculptor Stephen Goettsch of Hamilton will exhibit a collection of hand-woven baskets in an exhibition entitled Beyond Tradition: The Art of Nantucket Baskets. Goettsch incorporates various metal and ceramic mediums and sculpting techniques into the very traditional Nantucket basket weaving methods to achieve his singular style.

“One of the things I try to do is help people see the beauty of wood,” Goettsch says of his work. “I work to bring out the beauty that is in these woods whether plain or exotic, while changing them as little as possible.”

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