at the Celebration of the Arts on Maui, on Easter weekend 2018
Terry Klerlein’s artistic career has encompassed hand tooled jewelry making, original clothing design and professional costuming for the film industry.
Terry was born in Washington State and spent her childhood in Colorado. Her love for the mountains and forests combined with her appreciation of color, texture, rich designs and natural materials translates easily to the ancient traditional art of pine needle basket weaving.
Living in New Mexico for thirty-five years, Terry gained a deep appreciation for the history and culture of the region which reflects in her creations. Likewise, Moloka’i’s rich past and enduring Hawaiian traditions influenced her work. Her baskets have evolved into a unique combination of the two cultures.
“I’m in awe of the wealth of natural materials to be found on Moloka’i: the treasures from the sea and vegetation. My love of the island and its incredible beauty are my inspiration. I hope every basket I weave is evidence of the joy I find in creating with nature’s gifts, my hands, and my heart.”
Terry’s baskets have been displayed and sold at the Bishop Museum gift shop, Village Galleries of Maui and the Mike Carroll Gallery on Lana’i.
For the past seven years, Terry has been a featured artist with the Celebration of the Arts at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua where she demonstrates and teaches her art of pine needle basketry.
In 2017 Terry was accepted to the Hawai’i Craftsmen 50th annual juried show. Of over 300 applicants only 100 were chosen.
Terry received the Peoples Choice Award from the Moloka’i Art Center’s 6th Annual Member Art Show.