Tanya Doty

Hand Woven and Organic works

“My earliest memories are those that connect me to nature.”

Tanya Doty has been crafting willow baskets from her workshop in Upper Moutere since her first basket making course with Golden Bay basket maker Peter Greer in 2008.

Largely self taught, she is firmly addicted to basket making and spends most of her days bending bundles of willow sticks into baskets. She enjoys experimenting with other natural fibres such as raupo, pine needles, rattan, and foraged fibres, bringing a contemporary feel to the age old craft of basket making.

"I am often inspired by my coastal surroundings. In this collection I have observed aspects of native plants near me to create sculptural works evocative of ‘New Zealand’. In particular the distinct silhouettes of korari and toe toe flowers, tī kōuka and pōhutakawa leaves and the plump seed pod of the harekeke. It is with deep reverence that I represent these native species as devotional objects."

“My earliest memories are those that connect me to nature.”

Tanya Doty has been crafting willow baskets from her workshop in Upper Moutere since her first basket making course with Golden Bay basket maker Peter Greer in 2008.

Largely self taught, she is firmly addicted to basket making and spends most of her days bending bundles of willow sticks into baskets. She enjoys experimenting with other natural fibres such as raupo, pine needles, rattan, and foraged fibres, bringing a contemporary feel to the age old craft of basket making.

"I am often inspired by my coastal surroundings. In this collection I have observed aspects of native plants near me to create sculptural works evocative of ‘New Zealand’. In particular the distinct silhouettes of korari and toe toe flowers, tī kōuka and pōhutakawa leaves and the plump seed pod of the harekeke. It is with deep reverence that I represent these native species as devotional objects."