Welcome to Raven’s Den Art Gallery, where we celebrate the beauty of nature and the artistry of traditional craftsmanship. Our focus is on our exquisite handcrafted baskets, meticulously woven from long leaf pine needles. Each basket is a testament to the skill and dedication of our artist, Lisa Rush who uses age-old techniques to create these stunning works of art. The long leaf pine needles, carefully selected from sustainable sources, lend a unique texture and natural beauty to every piece. Whether you’re in search of a one-of-a-kind basket, or are a lover of handcrafted treasures, our baskets are the perfect blend of beauty and artistry.
For Lisa, art has always been a constant companion. Junior High and High School were marked by enthusiastic participation in art classes, where she learned the basics of various mediums. In college, she received a degree in Business Management and minored in art. For three decades, she worked as a graphic designer, honing her skills and applying her artistic sensibilities to create captivating designs that left an indelible mark on various projects.
Beyond her professional endeavors, Lisa consistently sought new ways to express herself artistically. She embarked on a journey through a multitude of artistic mediums, including: stained glass, oil painting, acrylic painting, pastels, pencil drawings, watercolor, altered art, clay, and pine needle baskets. This diverse range of mediums not only enriched her artistic skillset, but also provided her with a profound appreciation for the boundless ways in which creativity can manifest.
Among Lisa’s many artistic ventures, pine needle basket making emerged as a unique passion. Captivated by the intricate weaving process and the natural beauty of the materials, Lisa is seriously trying to master the art of pine needle basketry. Many hours have been spent exploring patterns, experimenting with different techniques, and pushing the boundaries of what could be achieved with pine needles. This journey led her to create, one-of-a-kind baskets that spoke to the harmony between creativity and nature.
At Raven’s Den Art Gallery, we believe in supporting local communities and preserving traditional craftsmanship. Our commitment to sustainability is evident in every aspect of our business, from the materials we use to the relationships we build. By choosing our handcrafted baskets made from long leaf pine needles, you’re not only bringing home a truly exceptional piece of art but also supporting skilled artisans who are passionate about their craft. These baskets make for unique and thoughtful gifts, adding a touch of nature’s elegance to any space. Come visit us at Three Wise Women, 304 N. Bullard Street, Silver City, New Mexico and experience the beauty and artistry of our handcrafted baskets for yourself.