Moriah Okun’s work has spanned art, architecture and craft, utilizing a variety of mediums such as installation, fiber art, sculpture and collage. In 2015, Okun was awarded the David Cheever Fellowship to study basketmaking with Doug Johnston at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. The course emphasized coiling as a way of forming space and creating structure with one continuous line.
Moriah also took classes in fiber arts at Mass Art, RISD and the North Bennet School. After returning to Washington University in St. Louis to complete her BFA in Printmaking, she shifted focus from making objects you can hold to forms you experience, while maintaining the approachability and materiality of her smaller, domestic forms.
Upon graduation in May 2017, Moriah established her business where she makes one-of-a-kind coiled rope vessels, planters, trivets, birdhouses and other sculptural textiles. Each piece is made by Moriah in her studio on a sewing machine using only cord and thread. The resulting forms are organic and intricate, flexible and sturdy, sculptural and functional. They all have a wonderful handmade quality.