Diane Douglas-Willard

Diane Douglas-Willard, Haida, lives in Ketchikan, Alaska. She creates finally woven traditional baskets using plaited and/or twining techniques of cedar bark or spruce roots that she gathers and prepares herself.

Diane studied with master weavers Delores Churchill, Holly Churchill and the late Lucy Rainman and Grace DeWitt. She now passes on her fine skills by teaching glasses at the Totem Heritage Center in Ketchikan.

Her work may be found throughout Alaska including collections of the Ketchikan Museums, Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Goldbelt in Juneau, Anchorage International Airport and the M/V Malaspina (Alaska Marine Highway Ferry) to name a few. She continues to receive recognition for her beautiful basketry including awards from the Santa Fe Indian Market and the Heard Museum, Phoenix, and is a favorite among private collectors in Alaska, Washington, Santa Fe and Arizona.

“I like people to handle my baskets, feel, smell, touch, experience the artwork.” Diane ‘signs’ her work with a small animal amulet attached to each of her baskets.

Open Basket - Strawberry Design
Open Red and Yellow Cedar Bark Basket by Diane Douglas-Willard
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