Stewart began her career in basketry in 1989, when she
took courses in basketry for personal interest. She then
began to teach herself from textbooks. She has been showing
her work since 1991. In addition, she has an active career
as a massage therapist.
works with natural elements, which she gathers from
the beaches and meadows near her home. She is a member
and student of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies,
and this pursuit has influenced her work. Rather dm
embellishing her pieces with nature, she allows the
natural forms to suggest a
structure for the baskets. She feels that we have lost
our intimate connection with nature, but believes that
we all have the ability to reconnect and communicate
with nature on an intuitive level
work has been featured in BASKETS-A BOOK FOR MAKERS
AND COLLECTORS, by Billie Ruth Sudduth. Her baskets
may be seen in The League of Maryland Craftsmen in Annapolis,
Maryland and Cordwainer Gallery in Bedford, New Hampshire.
She has participated in Sugarloaf Craft Festivals in
Gaithersburg, Maryland; Artscape in Baltimore, Maryland;
Quiet Waters Festival in Annapolis, Maryland; and Artsfest
at Ann Marie Garden in Solomon, Maryland.
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