Toni’s next class will be held Saturday, February 1, 2020, at her studio in Visalia. To reserve your spot, call  (559) 627-5430 or email tonibestbaskets@gmail.com

Toni has been awarded the Marjorie Brandon Award for 2019!

Toni Best has been addicted to basket weaving ever since she was exposed to basketry while in an eighth grade art class. When she first began as a basket weaver fifty years ago, she specialized in reed and splits. Toni progressed to pine needle basketry thirty four years ago. Then she expanded her basketry art to include gourds as a support for her weaving. She is recently branching out and exploring greater use of color and design. Her artwork has evolved from a more conservative art, to pieces now illustrating greater freedom and organic design.

Toni will be teaching her unique style at several festivals and events in 2019 and 2020. Her schedule of classes can be seen here.

Spiraling Vortex © Toni Best   The Poppy © Toni Best   "Dyed Fascicle" gourd © Toni Best

Free Form   Chines Crimson Star © Toni Best   "In and Out" gourd © Toni Best