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 will be teaching two classes in September at the Fiber College of Maine in Searsport, Maine. How to weave from reeds a medium-sized tray whose frame you construct from bittersweet vine, on Friday, September 8, 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm. And bowl-shaped basket on an angle framed from bittersweet vine and woven with reeds, on Sunday, September 10, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. For more information, see the Classes page in Tina's website.