Teaching Artist

Michelle Haselton 

Founder, Teaching Artist 


 I am an artist in Plumas-Sierra County, specializing in Fiber Arts and Pine Needle Basketry.  Through my wanderings in nature, I find connection and inspiration for creation, translating that expression of deep belonging in my art.  With the gifts that are given, all my creations use locally collected and sourced materials, expressing the inspiration of my journey among the surrounding mountains, valleys and people. My art offers an experience to connect with awareness to our natural world with the beauty that enriches our lives, worthy of our protection.  I also teach art with the intention of reviving the lost arts and with a love of connecting others with their own individual expression, while offering a space for connection with ourselves, our community and our Earth.   I have my B.A. of Arts and studied Weaving from the natives in New Mexico and have been Weaving and creating for 17 years.  My passion of creating Pine Needle Baskets began with a friend, Jim Harper, for whom I will be eternally grateful to, for passing on the gift and for reminding my hands of their many lifetimes of knowledge.  

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