Words from Jane Beck, Vermont State Folklorist Emeritus
Delia Robinson is a folk artist par excellence. Her art, rooted in tradition, creativity and innovation, is shaped by the narrative impulse, and like many folk artists before her, she began by using materials at hand—those that were easily and cheaply available, the clay from a creek bed... Her captivating clay whistles are the result of a multi-streamed process that incorporates traditional learning, creative talent, emotional upheaval and strong family relationships. It is a fascinating story.