Toni Best

|  basket weaving, gourd art

website: tonibest.com

email: tonibestbaskets@gmail.com

Toni has been creating baskets for over 50 years.  Starting with reed, she now specializes in pine needle coiling, and coiling on gourds while showing the influence of Native American styles and her own imagination.  Presently, she exhibits at shows around the state, and teaches classes at her studio in Visalia, California, as well as around the state.

Recently branching out and exploring greater use of color and design, Toni has expanded from more conservative art, to one illustrating greater freedom.  When utilizing this, Toni creates her work under the name “Regina.”