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Basketmakers With B Last Names

Basket makers, Basket Artists, Basketweavers and Fiber Artists from around the world with Last names beginning with B.

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Joan Babcock
Fiber artist and basketmaker from Santa Fe, NM incorporates coiling, wrapping, knotting and twining with materials like pine needles, waxed linen, seed beads and even copper to create sculptural fiber art baskets and jewelry. Workshops are offered in her home state of New Mexico and on the road.

David Paul Bacharach
Cockeysville, Maryland artist uses copper and steel to create woven metal wall sculpture, 3D sculptures, baskets and vessels. He presents his woven metal jewelry in a separate site.

Dorothy Gill Barnes
A contemporary artist from Worthington, OH who constructs a vessel, often basket like, using materials harvested from nature.

David Belke
Makes, sells and teaches rustic willow furniture in the business he shares with his partner Rae Hunter in Lindbrook, Alberta, Canada

Salli M. K. Benedict
Akwesasne Indian basket maker has written this poem about her mother's Aunt Teiohantsen (Sweetgrass Is Around Her).

Pat Bennett
Sculptural basketmaker from Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada. She combines her extensive experience in wood sculpture with traditional weaving techniques. Each piece begins by creating a hand sculpted wood form that suggests the shape for the vessel. The wood form is then melded with round reed in a colorful tapestry weave.

Lanny Bergner
This sculptor makes airy forms and basket-like containers with materials such as bronze, brass, aluminum and stainless steel screening using coiling, plaiting and other basketry techniques. He is represented in galleries including Snyderman/Works Galleries, Philadelphia, PA, Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, Elliot Brown Gallery, and Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA.

Keely Berry-LeBlanc
Award-winning basketry and gourd artist from Escondido, CA. Keely's baskets and gourds can be seen at Escondido Municipal Gallery along with many numerous private collections.

Nancy Moore Bess
Contemporary fiber artist from Amherst, MA known for her Japanese inspired fiber constructions utilizing basketry techniques. Author of Bamboo in Japan.

Lisa Bessette
Sandwich, MA artist offers open, purse and specialty versions of the classic Nantucket Lightship Basket.

Jerry Bleem
Jerry uses found paper and plastic, wax, staples, acrylic medium to create this sapphire-blue contemporary piece.

Susan Billy
A California Pomo who is a teacher and leader in the revival of the coiled willow, sedge, bulrush and redbud basketry craft.  She is the great niece of Elsie Allen and an excellent basket weaver (& bead weaver) in her own right

Susan Billy
Biographical essay by Sandy Thompson about this Pomo Indian basketweaver. Tells not only about Susan, but also about the harvesting and preparation of materials for the coiled Pomo baskets she makes.

Susan Billy
This Round Valley Artist's profile features BEAD FEVER, Susanís shop in Ukiah, Mendocino County, California.

Edith Bonde
An Ojibwe elder from Hubbard Lake, MI makes only authentic Indian baskets of Black Ash woodsplint.

Mary and Byron Bonney
Using deer, moose and elk antlers in combination with rattan or occasionally willow grapevine or seagrass this Indiana couple create ribbed baskets, many with natural dyed colors.

Pat and Butch Bramhall - Stonehouse Silversmiths
This basketmaking couple from Croghan, NY create miniature, small scale and up to life size Adirondack Pack baskets, fishing creels and other baskets woven of precious metals such as sterling silver and gold.

Joan Brink
Basketmaker now living in Santa Fe, MN creates gracious woven vessels of cane and turned wood with roots in Nantucket Lightship and Indian baskets that both embrace tradition and step quietly beyond.

Charissa Brock
This contemporary basketmaker and bamboo sculptor works and teaches out of her studio in Portland OR, has been making artwork with natural materials since 1994. She is represented by several galleries and teaches privately and at conferences and major craft centers.

Deborah Gabriel Brooks
This Passamaquoddy basketmaker born on the Passamaquoddy reservation at Indian Township in Maine, but now transplanted to Arizona learned to weave brown ash splint and sweetgrass baskets from her basketmaker mother, grandmother, aunts and other relatives.

Ganessa Bryant
Ganessa is a Penobscot basketmaker whose life partner Jeremy Frey, mother, Kim Bryant and aunt, Pam Cunningham are also all notable native Maine Indian brown ash woodsplint basketmakers.

Jan Buckman
Contemporary artist from Hager City, WI. This site pictures some of her sculptural pieces twined in waxed linen and gold leaf.

Leslee Burtt
This basketmaker from Oregonís Willamette Valley uses naturally shed antlers from deer, elk, moose, caribou and reindeer in combination with Appalachian style rib techinques.

Clay Burnette
Contemporary basket artist from Columbia, SC.  Uses coiled pine needle baskets and often incorporates inspirations from the world of quilting.

Mary Butcher
English willow basketmaker, teacher and author from Canterbury, Kent who works in traditional and contemporary style.

Cathey Byrd
This coiled pine needle basketmaker from California frequently incorporates the use of waxed linen thread and bead embellishment in her vessels and sculptures.

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