Dallas County

Gourds, Wool Sculptures, Pine Needle Baskets, Mosaics


Sally reveals, “All of my life I have piddled in art, but since retirement I’ve had time to devote to it.” This is obvious when her wide variety of talents is observed. Sally does acrylic and oil painting on gourds of all sizes. She also uses New Zealand wool to construct sculptures, some taking up to thirty hours to complete. Sally creates mosaics, which take her anywhere from five to one hundred hours, depending on the size and tiles. Finally, she weaves Alabama long leaf pine needles into baskets. These require a minimum of twenty and sometimes as much as thirty hours of work per basket.

Unbelievably, these are not the only crafts, which Sally has tried. She hooked rugs but quit when her wrist began giving her problems. Sally also wove Appalachian baskets. She discontinued this form of art when she took up the harp because she couldn’t have wet hands when playing the harp. Her training in all of these forms of art has been with professionals at the John C. Campbell Folk School.

Having ideas – some of them weird – and having someone like the work makes art rewarding for Sally. Furthermore, she enjoys making money with which she can buy more supplies.


Sally’s creations may be found at Marie’s on Main in Prattville, Alabama; Selma Art Guild’s Gallery; and the Selma Public Library.

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Pinestraw Basket: Antler Pinestraw Basket, Antler, Wildlife Decor, Deer,
Pinestraw Basket: Antler Price: $130.00
Availability: In Stock
Item #: 771 -

The Pinestraw Basket with Antler by Sally Jordan is a decorative piece for any wildlife lover. Approximate size: 11" in diameter