John Seevers

Pine Needle Sculpture

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John Seevers makes stylized, adorned pine needle baskets. He uses Florida Long Leaf Pine needles and finishes the pieces in shellac. The adornment includes semiprecious stones, wood, shells, found objects, jewelry, and Tenerife Weaving. He started making baskets in Weeki Wachee, Florida in 2006. When he retired from teaching social studies in Kansas, he moved to the Virgin Islands with his wife, Ginny. He managed a Science Museum in Kansas City Missouri before really retiring to Florida. There he learned the local craft of Pine Needle Basket Coiling. He has made various innovations to the craft and it became art. He moved to Washington state in 2015 from Florida. He has two adult daughters, Heather in Bellingham, and Ginger in Kansas City.

Awards: Outstanding Artist, Estero Fine Arts Show

John has displayed at the Whatcom Art Market, Artwood Gallery, (Bellingham), Earthenworks (LaConner), Nelson-Adkins Gallery Gift Shop (Kansas City), Estero Fine Arts Show (Florida), various shows and galleries in Tampa, St.Petersburg and Spring Hill Florida.