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Jeanette  has been giving basket workshops at Bulleen Art & Garden for a number of years, as well as selling and exhibiting her work here.

More information on the basket workshops and free form baskets










I have always been interested in the Visual Arts and enjoyed working in clay and fibre.
I started work in advertising at the age of seventeen and then went on to study two Diplomas at RMIT, one in Graphic Design and the other in Ceramics. I then went to Melbourne State College and completed a Diploma of Education.
Two of the areas I studied which I enjoyed most were textiles and ceramics. Textiles included spinning, weaving, tie dye and batik.
I am currently teaching Ceramics, Drawing and Visual Communication and Design at Eltham High School to levels 7-12.
In 1986 I was awarded a teacher exchange to Pennsylvania USA for a year. It was here that I was introduced to basket weaving- Melon Baskets, Egg Baskets, Potato baskets, Heart shaped Baskets and many other designs.

When I returned to Australia in 1987 I joined the Basket Makers of Victoria and I have enjoyed weaving with this wonderful group of people to this day.
I have attended workshops with visiting basket weavers from New Zealand and the USA. I have also attended workshops, conferences and exhibited with the Victorian Ceramic GroupI enjoy working with very textured clays as well as porcelain. I often add fibres to my ceramic work. I was inspired in France by the wonderful texture of the walls of the stone villages and houses and by the ochre colours of the village of Roussillon.

I managed my own shop called TOUCH OF EARTH where we ran workshops in a variety of crafts. I have also taught basket weaving at school.

Professional ExhibitionsJeanette13-5w

2013        Basket Makers of Victoria Exhibition at Bulleen Art and Garden

2013       Drift Birds Herring Island

2012         Twisted at Collingwood Gallery

2012        Exhibition at Philip Island

2012        Tide, Victorian Ceramic Group at Herring Island

2012       Drift Boats, Herring Island

2011       Drift Fish, Herring Island

2010       Retrospective Wattle Park   

2010       Entwine, Collingwood Gallery

2010        The Alcove

2010       Yas Yas Gallery

2009       The Art of Gardening and Sustainability Bolin Bolin

2008       Living with Baskets, Blend Design

2008      Texture, Bolin Bolin Gallery

2007       Made in France, Manningham Gallery Doncaster

2006    Bulleen Art & Garden Bolin Bolin Gallery Two Weeks in France

2006    Basket Makers of Victoria exhibition at Bolin Bolin

2006    The Stone House Baskets

2005    Chapel of Chapel Victorian Basket Weavers Clay and Fibre

2004    Prospect Gallery in Adelaide ‘New dimensions in Fibre and Clay’

2004    Meeniyan Art Gallery Victoria ‘Free Form Fibre Basketry’

2003    Box Hill Community Centre Fibre Exhibition- Simply Gorgeous

2000    Glen Eira City Gallery Caulfield ‘Look at me now Fibre Baskets’

2000    Ryrie Street Gallery, Geelong – Clay and Fibre- Confluence

1998    Meat Market Craft Centre ‘Nature Contained’ Baskets

1996    Eltham High School 70th Birthday Exhibitions

1995    Meat Market Craft Centre – Ceramics and Fibre- Nature Contained

1993    Northcote Pottery – Ceramics

1990    Caulfield Art Centre – Victorian Ceramic Group

1988    Shire Diamond Valley – Art Awards Ceramics

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Bolin Bolin Gallery acknowledges the Wurundjeri people as traditional custodians of the land now known as Manningham. We pay our respects to Wurundjeri Elders past, present and emerging, and value their ongoing contribution to the cultural heritage of the area.