Billie Ruth Sudduth

born Sewanee, TN 1945-died 2021
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Courtesy Billie Ruth Sudduth.
Sewanee, Tennessee, United States
Active in
  • Bakersville, North Carolina, UNited States
  • Birmingham, Alabama, United States
  • New Bern, North Carolina, United States
  • American

Billie Ruth Sudduth began making baskets as a diversion from her job as a school psychologist, and decided in 1989 to dedicate all of her time to weaving. The shapes of her baskets are inspired by folk forms and by the numerical sequences discovered by Fibonacci, a thirteenth-century Italian mathematician who was the first to describe the "golden ratio" that governs the growth of many organisms.


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Connections: Contemporary Craft at the Renwick Gallery
November 13, 2015March 6, 2022
Connections is the Renwick Gallery’s dynamic ongoing permanent collection presentation, featuring more than 80 objects celebrating craft as a discipline and an approach to living differently in the modern world.