December 2018’s featured artist is Toni Best, a local gourd artist!
“Toni Best has been a creator and advocate of basketry for over fifty years. Specializing in pine needles coiled on gourds, Toni has been creating pieces which stretch her imagination and are ‘outside’ the box. She was juried into the NBO’ All Things Considered VI’, invited to teach at Arrowmont’s School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN, and Pocosin’s School of Fine Arts in Columbia, NC. She also teaches at her home studio as well as Nevada and Washington State.”