Basketmakers, Basket Artists, Basketweavers and Fiber Artists from around the world
with Last names beginning with H.
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Mae Hall of Mt. Pleasant, SC makes coiled Sweetgrass baskets in the
Pomo basketmaker who has studied with Elsie Allen and Annie Lake. A member of the
California Indian Basket Weavers.
Split White oak basketmaker from Washington, Louisiana. Comes from a family of white
A traditional Salisbury, CT basketmaker and
Robert Haygen - White Oak
Site includes a presentation on how to select and process a white oak tree into
woodsplints for basketry along with a series of White Oak Limited Edition Signature baskets.
This central Pennsylvania basket artist who grew up in Kentucky uses natural
materials such as black willow bark, broomsedge, white oak, hickory bark and rye
straw to create coiled and plaited baskets. Her work includes plaited rye straw
dough rising baskets, storage hampers and bee skeps in the Pennsylvania German
tradition and plaited bark baskets from the Appalachian tradition.
This traditional English willow basketmaker from Cambridge, UK is part of a
multi-generation family of basketmakers. A variety of traditional willow baskets
are offered including bicycle, shopping, pet, flower, laundry baskets and a
wheeled willow shopping basket made by David's late father, Gordon Hembrow.
Jan Henry and her husband, Bruce live on 10 acres outside of Atlanta, Georgia.
They make white oak splint and oak rod baskets. Bruce splits and rives the tree
and Jan takes over the preparation of the white oak from there. Each
traditional-style basket is based upon original designs and is handcrafted by
Jan. Jan no longer maintains her own web site, but you can visit her
flickr gallery or reach
by email about her baskets or her book--White Oak Basketry--An Illustrated
Marlien gathers her own red cedar bark in summer and three to six months
later processes it into strips, a very labor intensive task, creating wall
hangings, lamps, hats, container baskets, bags, pots and more. She loves to hike
on the beaches and in forests to gather the materials that she incorporates into
her weaving. She offers finished baskets, materials including raw and prepared
red cedar and workshops.
Basketmaker and gourd artist from Greencastle IN, offers her work at shows and
teaches workshops at basketry conventions.
This Portland, Oregon area fiber artist offers studio instruction, hands on
demonstrations, lecture presentations and workshops in cord making and Ply-Split
An English sculptor, now living in British Columbia, Canada who is working with
mixed media relating to the environment. His site is a visual treat with images
of baskets, sculpture, furniture, design, landscape installations, willow
culture and much more.
Mary Merkel Hess
The Iowa Women Artists Oral History Project presents a profile of this fiber
artist/basketmaker. The profile includes a biographical sketch, audio interview
clips, an artist's statement and images of some of her work. Mary now has a
Personal site of this basket instructor from Kentucky, co-owner of GH
Productions Inc. details a variety of her basketry experiences. Read a
Mary Hettmansperger is an exhibiting fiber artist and instructor from Peru,
Indiana. Her focus is on basketry, metals and beadwork. She teaches in many
venues, including prominent craft schools, conferences, guild events, private
workshops and retreats. She is the author of the book
Fabulous Woven Jewelry.
Fiber artist from Santa Fe, New Mexico explores the expressive qualities of high-art basketry within the broad context of contemporary aesthetics.
She creates totemic sculptures using textile techniques and patinated
with waxes, tars and cement.
Working in dyed and natural rattan often in elaborate twill patterns.
Irish willow basketmaker makes both traditional and contemporary baskets using
colorful willow he grows himself. He offers finished baskets and instructional
workshops at his own studio in Loch na Fooey, Co. Galway, Ireland as well as at
various international basketmaking events.
Basketmaker from Everett, WA creates contemporary baskets and vessels
using nontraditional materials such as citrus skins, black bamboo, silver dollar
seed pods, lotus pods and fish skin.
Popular author and workshop leader at basketry conferences. Her books Wicker
Wicker Basketry are standards in round reed basketry
instructional texts. Contemporary Wicker Basketry has been released in a new
Similar to the five generations of Illinois basketmakers who have harvested their
materials from the land on which they have lived, Tilford uses white oak, red elm,
Lissa lives and works in Portland, Maine exploring the coiled basket form for
sculptural possibilities far beyond its traditional beginnings. She has taught
coiling, embellishment, design and creativity for many years throughout North
America. Her work is in the collections of The Museum of Arts and Design in New
York, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and The Renwick Gallery of The Smithsonian
Institution, among others.
Basketmaker from Lindbrook, Alberta, Canada uses gathered, natural materials to weave traditional,
contemporary baskets and sculptural forms.
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