PEETA TINAY grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She was born into a family of creatives: her father a chemist by day and a jeweler by night, her mother a dietitian and watercolor painter. Art work from both parents and their friends filled the house throughout her childhood. Her grandfather was an inventor, keeping a fully functional foundry and pattern shop behind the family home. Roaming through his old work buildings was always an adventure. This early creative environment was fertile ground through which she came of age and discovered her life’s work. From 1990 to 2000 at The Caning Shop in Berkeley, CA, she was introduced to techniques involved in the restoration of wicker furniture. In 2000 a move to Washington state gave a fresh start motivating her to branch out. She continued restoring and started making wicker pieces from the ground up using 1920’s wicker as inspiration. Starting in 2008 she veered hard into making large scale intricate baskets and hasn’t looked back since. Peeta teaches beginning, intermediate and advanced level basketry workshops both nationally and internationally.