Bob Darchi


Twenty-five years ago I had a dream that I was making bowls using beads. A few days later I was having lunch with a friend of mine and out of the blue she told me she had the strangest dream about me. Our dreams were nearly the same. I decided this must be a message from the spirits so I started beading and I have loved it ever since.

I could not figure out how to make beaded bowls so I started making beaded necklaces and I did that for several years. I love making big dramatic pieces so over the years I experimented with gourds, baskets and wall hangings adding various fibers and embellishments to the beads. The photographs in this exhibit show the beaded baskets I make.

People ask me where I get my ideas. There is inspiration everywhere we look… from the colors and shapes in plants to the textures in someone’s hair to the material itself.   In general it can take up to 125 hours to make one basket.

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Bob Darchi, Go Deeper

Artist: Bob Darchi
Title: "Go Deeper"
Medium: waxed linen coiled
and knotted, Flourite, wire, Serpentine
Dimensions: 6" H x 14" W
Price: $920 + tax
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Bob Darchi, Dan's Kids

Artist: Bob Darchi
Title: "Dan's Kids"
Medium: waxed linen coiled
and knotted
Dimensions: 5" H x 8" W
Price: $330 + tax
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Bob Darchi, Turquoise Drops

Artist: Bob Darchi
Title: "Turquoise Drops"
Medium: waxed linen coiled
and knotted Turquoise pebbles Dimensions: 4" H x 10" W
Price: $840 + tax
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Bob Darchi, Untitled

Artist: Bob Darchi
Title: "Untitled #1"
Medium: waxed linen coiled
and knotted
Dimensions: 4" H x 6" W
Price: $250 + tax
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Bob Darchi, Untitled #2

Artist: Bob Darchi
Title: "Untitled #2"
Medium: waxed linen coiled and knotted
Dimensions: 3" H x 4" W
Price: $170 + tax
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Bob Darchi, Fire Within

Artist: Bob Darchi
Title: "Fire Within"
Medium: waxed linen coiled and knotted
Dimensions: 5" H x 8" W
Price: $700 + tax
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Where my work has been shown:

Galleries
Art Options – San Francisco
Chiarscuro – Chicago
Jourbachi – Kapaula, Hawaii
Jourbachi – Waikoloa, Hawaii
Viriginia Breier – San Francisco
Woodshop Gallery – Paauilo, Hawaii

Juried shows
American Crafts Council (Atlanta, St. Paul and San Francisco)
Contemporary Crafts Market (San Francisco, Pasadena and Santa Monica)
Fremont Wine and Arts Festival
KPFA Show (San Francisco)
Mountain View Wine and Arts Festival
Palo Alto Wine and Arts Festival
Paradise City (Marborough, MA)

Group shows with Bay Area Basket Makers
Gualala Arts Center (2015, 2017, 2019)
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles


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Best, Toni
Briemle, Nancy
Darchi, Bob
DuFlon, Andrea
Frankie, Jutta
Gwathney, Eugenia
Johnson, Chris
Kelleher, Lynn
Oller, Lorraine
Pascal, Orna
Salm, Amanda
Shapiro, Barbara
Stanton, Jill
Wittman, Jan

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