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About melaniethompsonsaltspring

A free spirit that loves working with natural materials to create beautiful art.

Richmond Arts Council

FEATURED MEMBER:¬†Melanie Thompson Melanie Thompson lives and works on Salt Spring Island and in a very small cottage at the Finn Slough on the Fraser River. She has practised basketry for many years using traditional and non traditional materials. Melanie … Continue reading

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a whole lot at once

It has been awhile and I have been working on a variety of different projects lately. Some are stitched pieces, some are sculptural pieces and some are painting/collage pieces. I do a daily sketch and a daily collage and then … Continue reading

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new show, new work

These pieces plus others will be at KiZmit galeria and cafe on Salt Spring for the month of October. I am showing with a photographer. There is also the 20th anniversary show of the basketry guild in October. My piece … Continue reading


bark residency continued

The wrapped rocks are with cane not bark. I am still working with my bark supply. Having finished with the cherry and birch bark I have been using my supply of willow bark. It is such a lovely material, smells … Continue reading

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blog post of note

Janine Vangool who is the editor, publisher, and chief cook and bottlewasher of this fabulous magazine, uppercase, posted this in her blog-thank you Janine.



Just came out, excited to see all the work installed.

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some other completed works

These are some weavings I made for an upcoming basketry guild show. Also hanging is¬†kelp, sweet grass, cordage, and raffia plus some lovely seed pods. While I have been working on the bark residency I have also finished some other … Continue reading

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