About the Artist

I have been doing this type of Batik work as a hobby since I returned from a month in Ghana during the winter of 2005. I was leading a trip with the Vermont Global Village Project. I use a stamping technique, and the flowers on the top of the page are from one of the stamps I brought back from Ghana. I love the artistic and creative process, and seeing how the colors and patterns interplay and present themselves.

People often wonder where the name of my company came from. When I was living in Burlington, Vermont and had my studio in my friends’ basement, I came up with the name Burlington Basement Batiks. I got some feedback that having “basement” in the title implied a lower quality item- not the idea I was looking for with an artisan craft, so I remained nameless.

Then I moved to Boston, and set myself up to work in my Backyard. It wasn’t ideal and lasted just a few months, but in that time, we realized the carryover in initials and a name was born.

B.B. stands for both where I’ve been and where I am currently. Who knows what the future will hold…. Welcome, it’s going to be quite an adventure. I can be reached at BBbatiks (at) gmail.com


10 Responses to About the Artist

  1. Carla Fink says:

    Hey Leora, very cool! It looks so professional, but why am I surprised?
    I WILL subscribe, but I do not know how. I am a newbie about blogging and associated “new media.” Please advise. xooox carla

    • leora says:

      If you put your email into the “subscribe” area on the right side- it should then send you a confirmation email. When I post a new post, you’ll get an email (well, that’s the way it’s supposed to work at least).

  2. Ross Capobianco says:

    Great web site. Thank you for sharing it with me.

  3. Michelle says:

    leora, your work is beautiful! how would I purchase a tablecloth?

  4. karen says:

    Hello Leora. I want to find out if a batik piece that I bought in Rio decades ago can be redyed. Can you contact me at my email? thank you!! Karen

  5. Liz says:

    I just received one of your lovely matzoh covers as a Passover gift – it’s so beautiful! When and where is your next show? Thanks – Happy Pesach. Liz

  6. hope says:

    hello, would you or have you ever considered batik dresses. they were quite popular when i was in high school. if you do deceide i would be interested in buying a couple and honored vto wear your work. thank you,hope.

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