Toni Best


Toni Best has been a creator and advocate of basketry for over sixty years.  Specializing in pine needle and pine needles coiled on gourds, Toni has been creating pieces which stretch her imagination and are “outside” the box. She utilizes her Masters of Music Degree to “hear” the music as she coils. She was juried into the NBO All Things Considered VIII, Basketry Now 2019, invited to teach at Arrowmont’s School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN, and Pocosin’s School of Fine Crafts in Columbia, NC. Toni also teaches at her home studio, Nevada, Washington State, Arizona as well as festivals and conferences around the state of California. Her work will be shown at Attentive Gestures with Nishiki Sugawara-Beda and Maria Madacky at the College of the Sequoias Art Gallery in 2020.


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Toni Best, Walking on a Fall Day

Artist: Toni Best
Title: "Walking on a Fall Day"
Medium: Pine needles coiled with C Lon Thread on a painted gourd
Dimensions: 6.5" x 9.5" x 9.5"
Price: $225 + tax
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Toni Best, Circling in the Desert

Artist: Toni Best
Title: "Circling in the Desert"
Medium: Glycerined Pine Needles coiled on dyed gourd with waxed linen attached to cholla
Dimensions: 9" x 20" x 1"
Price: $275 + tax
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Toni Best, Medley of Stitches

Artist: Toni Best
Title: "Medley of Stitches"
Medium: Pine needles coiled with C-Lon on painted gourd
Dimensions: 5" x 9" x 9.5"
Price: $175 + tax
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Toni Best, Ammonite

Artist: Toni Best
Title: "Ammonite"
Medium: Pine needles coiled with artificial sinew around ammonite encased in resin
Dimensions: 1.25" x 11" x 12.5"
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Toni Best, Desert Sunset

Artist: Toni Best
Title: "Desert Sunset"
Medium: Pine needles coiled with C-Lon thread around painted gourd attached to cholla
Dimensions: 2" x 17" x 15"
Price: $225 + tax
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