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Basketmakers With M Last Names

Basketmakers, Basket Artists, Basketweavers and Fiber Artists from around the world with Last names beginning with M.

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Julia Marden
Aquinnah Wampanoag from Hatchville, MA, Julia twines baskets using designs derived from the northeast woodlands cultures.

Jennifer Maestre
Maker of contemporary vessels constructed of "pointy things" like sharpened colored pencils and nails. She uses a peyote stitch to assemble the sculptures.

Dr. Margaret Mathewson
Expert in ethnobotany and natural basketry skills. She teaches the process of materials preparation and technique in traditional Western North American native basketry and European willow techniques.

Jerry Maxey
This South Carolina basketmaker creates woven and turned wood baskets that feature complex and colorful weaves involving mathematical patterns, depictions of flowing water and other random contortions of dyed and natural rattan. The baskets include wooden rims and bases that Maxey turns on a lathe.

Mabel McKay (1907-1993)
The California Museum offers an extensive presentation of Mabel McKay's life and work. Mabel was an extremely competent Pomo basketmaker.

Connie and Tom McColley
White oak and other hardwoods are incorporated with turned wood using traditional technique in remarkable contemporary basket forms by this husband and wife team from Chloe, WV. Tom and Connie have moved away from basketmaking, but deserve to be recognized for the contribution they have made to the field of American basketry.

Dorothy McGuinness
Contemporary basketmaker from Everett, WA who employs painted watercolor paper to create sculptural baskets woven in diagonal twills. She paints the paper beforehand with a variety of acrylic paints and uses a pasta cutter to cut the paper into narrow 3mm wide strips. She exhibits widely and her work is available in the Gallery shops of the Bellevue Art Museum in Bellevue, Washington and the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon.

Judy and Mike McDade
Judy and Mike of Jamit! Baskets in Pickaway, WV have been making baskets since 1994.

Arlene McGonagle
This contemporary basket artist from Swansea, MA is profiled in the January 2003 issue of FiberArts Magazine. Her work frequently features linen wrapped wire mesh hardware cloth and paper. Hand written lines of verse and metaphor all figure into her expressive vessels.

John McQueen
Contemporary artist well known for the use of natural, hand gathered materials in his fiber art. Occurrence 1998 is included in Limb to Limb. Read Susan Kavicky's review of the 2004 site-specific installation by John McQueen at the Racine Art Museum (RAM) in Wisconsin that was published in Fiberarts Magazine. At Duane Reed Gallery.

Anette H. Meier
Traditional basketmaker from Manorville, NY. Offers Nantucket, Shaker, or Country baskets in cane, ash and reed including a Nantucket cradle.

Doris Messick
Contemporary basketmaker, teacher and writer from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She specializes in the use of natural materials, which she grows or gathers from the wild.

Sally Metcalf
Using folding, pinning, sewing and twining techniques Sally creates contemporary three dimensional forms from native materials of the Pacific Northwest including big leaf maple bark, iris, sea grass, acorns and other naturals in combination with waxed linen cord, copper pins, metal washers and other man-made elements.

Roman Melnichenko
Willow basketmaker from the Ukraine offers a variety of household baskets, boxes, shelves, frames and lampshades. Skeined willow is a specialty.

Cathleen Ann Michel (aka C.A. Michel)
Artist known for her sculpture, installations, paintings and coiled, feather embellished basketry.

Nathalie Miebach
This Massachusetts artist takes weather data from massive storms and turns it into complex sculptures using basketry techniques that embody the forces of nature and time. Her basket formations offer three-dimensional grids upon which she records changes in barometric pressure, temperature, and cloud cover.

Cynthia Minden
Teacher and exhibiting fiber art basketmaker from Denman Island, British Columbia in Canada. Her work frequently features figurative forms abstracted from the human figure.

Norma Minkowitz
This fiber artist from Westport, CT is known for her crocheted open forms, stiffened into hard but transparent forms making statements about containment.

Marilyn Moore
Known to many because of her active conference teaching schedule this Seattle, WA fiber artist works in coiled pine needle as well as twined wire with bead embellishment.

Laura Monroe
Basketmaker from Los Ojos, NM sells the pine needle baskets she makes from her shop called Funny River Trading Company.

Merrill Morrison
Working with waxed linen and beads in a knotted technique that has been revived by contemporary basketmakers and is also used to create fiber sculpture. She uses a half-hitch knot, working in waxed linen over a waxed linen core and most often over a sculpted form, carved from Styrofoam. You will find this artist's work displayed in juried exhibitions and galleries such as Mobilia in Cambridge, Massachusetts or del Mano in West Los Angeles, California. Merrill on Facebook.

Zoe Morrow
This contemporary basketmaker uses shredded money to plait her baskets.

Debora Muhl
Basket artist from Whitsett, NC. Specializes in sculptural coiled baskets of natural materials including sweetgrass.

Judy Mulford
FiberScene displays a selection of Judy's knotted and looped waxed linen and gourd pieces. This California artist's work reflects heavily on the theme of family. More of Judy's work at browngrotta Gallery.

Kathleen Myers
Nantucket Lightship basketmaker, historian and lecturer, working on the island of Nantucket. Kathleen Myers, past president of the Association of Michigan Basketmakers and vice president of the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum.

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