Art has been an integral part of Tinay's life since her upbringing in the Bay Area. Her father worked as a chemist but was a jeweler by night, and her mom, a dietician by trade, was a watercolorist. Tinay first learned the craft of basket weaving in the 1990s, improving her skills at caning, splint work and rush seating, as well as restoring wicker furniture at The Caning Shop in Berkeley, according to the Tri-Valley art groups.
"Today she continues restoring both antique and contemporary wicker. Starting in 2008, she veered hard into making large scale intricate baskets and hasn't looked back since," officials with the art groups said ahead of her appearance in Pleasanton.
"At this general meeting, Peeta will show samples of her exquisite creations and describe how each piece is made. She will also bring a simple basket base and show how a basket is constructed from the beginning," they added.
"Basket Weaving with Peeta Tinay" is scheduled as the featured presentation during the groups' March general meeting, starting at 7:30 p.m. Monday (March 13) at the Pleasanton Cultural Arts Building at 4477 Black Ave.
For more information about the meeting, visit www.pal-art.com. To learn more about Tinay, visit tinaystudio.com.