Dona Look | Basket #932
Dona Look

born 1948
Resides in Algoma, Wisconsin

Biography Statement
Dona [DOE-nah] Look received her BA from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. She has received two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and several top awards from the Philadelphia Craft Show. Her work has been featured in several books and magazines, including FIBERARTS and The Traveler's Guide to American Crafts.

She's represented in the collections of the American Craft Museum and the Arkansas Arts Center, as well as the Erie Art Museum.


In weaving and sewing white birch bark into symmetric forms, I am reminded of the material's preciousness, our interdependence, and the pattern and harmony in the web of our relationships with nature.

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I always refer to my work as baskets, but they are not necessarily baskets in a function sense. People immediately think of baskets as functioning. They're not a functional craft, but they're certainly a craft, and they're certainly an art.

Kari Lonning Sam Maloof