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Antler & Driftwood Basketry by L. Forest Worley





Larry Worley at work

L.  Forest Worley at Work


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Baskets by Larry Worley

Spiral basket by California artist Larry Worley

Basketry has always interested me.

I collected baskets long before I ever made one.  I liked the idea of using materials from nature and weaving them into objects of function and beauty.   Man has been making baskets since we learned to chip stone tools.  Those baskets were made to fill a need-- a need to contain, protect & or to transport.   

Starting with a handle I visualize the form  before the weaving process begins Each basket is an original one of a kind durable & strong functional & or decorative piece of art.  My prices rang from  $150 thru $500.   if you are interested in purchasing a basket or visiting my studio uPlease contact me.   My work can also be found at SC MAC & SCC open studios art tours

     At Left:    Original handmade baskets


Antler Basket by artist Larry Worley, Ben Lomond, California

Tall Antler Basket by Ben Lomond, California artist Larry Worley



I think of my work as primarily sculptural, most of my baskets are functional as well. they are woven from strong light weight rattan reed , which I purchase & dye with various wood & basket dyes.  Most have a handle of antler, driftwood, or manzanita.  Color was added to the equation when I started weaving with rattan and learned the art of dyeing.

Antlers have been incorporated as handles, frames and stands

  At Left:    (Top) "Shaman's Bowl",   20", 14" x 14" 

                (Bottom) "Antler Handle Egg Basket", 24" x 24"



Liana Handle Basket by Larry Worley



What really gets my creativity flowing is finding an interesting shaped piece of driftwood or manzanita and making a basket to fit the handle.

    At Left:    Basket Tote with Liana handle  20" diameter


Handmade Basket by Larry Worley

Basket with Grapevine Handle


Larry Worley displays his handmade baskets   Basket Artist Larry Worley working on a basket

Baskets on Display  - Forest  working on a basket

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