Basketmakers, Basket Artists, Basketweavers and Fiber Artists from around the world
with Last names beginning with S.
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Horse tail hair in natural black, brown and white coiled over white nylon
twine is used by Amanda to create sculptural and vessel forms. She uses natural dyes to color the white horsehair including
fresh leaf and powder indigo, cochineal, madder root, walnut flowers, grape
leaves (Chardonnay), and grapevine canes (Pinot Noir).
Vicky creates porcupine quill and birch bark baskets in traditional Micmac designs such as
the eight point star. Vicky's mother Evangeline weaves black ash and sweetgrass
In addition to her studio art work in knotted sculptural baskets, Jane is now
the owner of Jane Sauer Gallery, formerly known as Thirteen Moons Gallery.
Supervisor of the Birch Bark studio of Petrozavodsk State University, Karelia, Russia,
plaits basketry forms in a wide array of shapes both functional and fanciful.
Keymar, MD basket artist working in dyed and natural rattan.
Elizabeth Whyte Schulze
This Worthington, MA artist creates contemporary basketry sculpture by coiling natural materials
such as pine needles, reed and raffia, into varied shapes. Once
each basket is completed she covers the surface with acrylic paint using dots, washes, stylized human figures and marks often inspired by petroglyphs
(ancient markings pecked on stone). She exhibits in juried shows
nationally and her work is represented in prominent galleries
Jane Sauer Gallery,
James Gallery and
Del Mano Gallery.
She teaches workshops and delivers lectures on basketry at locations
including Snow Farm,
Fiber Arts Center.
An artist, educator and consultant working with a wide
variety of traditional materials, including Rivercane for basketry and mats,
porcupine quillwork, beadwork, moosehair, painting and clay, rivercane for mats.
Maker of contemporary vessels constructed of "pointy things" like
sharpened colored pencils and
nails. She uses a peyote stitch to assemble the sculptures.
Contemporary fiber artist uses Antique Japanese paper which is stitched and folded to
express her intrigue with the mysteries of containers.
Contemporary fiber artist from Healdsburg, CA. Uses molded paper to create
containers, vessels, baskets as sculpture.
Plaited willow "Cornerfold III" was included in Survey Fiber 2002 held
at Snyderman-Works Gallery.
Basket artist from Lostant, Illinois
creates wire needle lace vessels in copper
and precious metals.
Basketmaker from La Pine, Oregon specializes in cane and raffia coiled baskets
with figural designs.
Fiber artist and contemporary coiled basketmaker from California. Her work is
available at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art in San Francisco and can be see at
exhibitions around the country. She is a teaching assistant in the textile
classes in the Art Department at San Francisco State University and offers a
range of workshops and lecture presentations on basketry and textiles topics.
Traditional willow basketmaker from New Zealand. Heather offers willow baskets
such as picnic baskets, willow drawers, cutlery trays, wine baskets, laundry baskets,
letter baskets, baby baskets and rattles, shopping baskets, clothes hampers and more done
in square work, round work and french fitching.
Maggie Silva's son Jim offers Nantucket turnings and Nantucket Lightship basket
instruction from his home studio in Wareham, Massachusetts.
A Raynham, MA basketmaker offering Nantucket Lightship Baskets, instruction
summer open weave sessions at her studio.
Willow basketmaker and teacher from Denmark.
Billy Ray Sims
Alabama basketmaker with a focus on traditional baskets, primarily of white oak,
which he harvests and splits himself. His work also includes baskets of New
England black ash and South Carolina sea grass. Member of Alabama Designer
Craftsmen, Southern Highlands Craft Guild, and Mammoth Cave Basket Makers Guild,
Kentucky. His blog.
Columbia, SC artist creates intricately crafted vessels of woven metal wire or
coiled pine needles and clay.
John Lawrence Skau (1953-2007)
ARCHDALE, NC — John Lawrence Skau,
53, of Archdale died Wednesday, October 10, 2007. Sadly the world of
American basketry lost another important member of its community. He will be
missed. John was a maker of contemporary sculptural woven wood baskets using wooden strips hand cut to
precise widths and lengths and then dyed and woven together using twill, satin and double
Some examples of John's basketry
American Art Company
John's work at
Using the naturally cured wild beach rye grass from the region near her home on
Kodiak Island, Alaska Arlene twines contemporary woven baskets and art pieces
that have roots in the renowned Aleut basketry of the Aleutian Islands.
This Tulsa, Oklahoma basket artist combines coiled pine needle basketry with
bases she has formed from shaped and fired raku clay, sliced wood turned wooden
vessels or unusual gourd shapes. She is one of the winners in the
2011 NICHE Award Professional Basketry Category.
Basketmaker, weaver and living willow sculptor from Montgomeryshire, Midwales,
UK. She offers finished baskets and workshops featuring willow and hedgerow
materials using traditional basketmaking techniques.
Adirondack basketmaker and storyteller from Colton, NY. This
presentation by North Country Public Radio includes text, video and audio.
Bill & Mary Ann Smith (profile at very end of article)
White oak basketmakers from Alabama working in traditional split oak. They also
do some work with hickory and poplar bark. They are the resident basketmakers at
Tannehill Historical State Park in Alabama and also teach at
John Campbell Folk School in the N.C. mountains. Their email is
Contemporary Canadian artist who combines textile techniques with
unconventional materials to create unique woven sculpture, both free-standing
and wall-mounted. Her work features loom woven wire vessels and scrap yard
quilts that incorporate plaited metals, stainless steel mesh, and industrial
waste. Fran currently lives and works in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada.
Jeff & Marlys
Pinicon Farm Crafts located outside of Milo, IA is operated by Jeff & Marlys
Sowers. Jeff makes shaker boxes, does coopering and makes a variety of basket
molds and turned rims and bases for Nantucket style baskets. Marlys makes
Nantucket, Shaker and Appalachian style baskets. She teaches workshops and makes
rib and traditional style baskets from willow that she grows on their small
This basket artist from Columbia, MO creates contemporary vessels that are reed
forms covered with highly textured handmade paper. She weaves the form as an
armature for the application of highly textured handmade paper. A hand polished
graphite emulsion creates a luminous protective surface. Her vessels are shown
across the country at invitational and juried exhibitions. She teaches workshops
at a variety of venues including her own studio in Missouri.
Pine needle baskets often have an ornate center, frequently incorporating beads or
miniature tapestries using materials gathered by the artist. Nadine teaches coiled
basketry and gourd workshops.
W. Jayne Stanley
Originator of the Gourdsket® vessels that combine gourds and coiled pine needle
An active and accomplished conference teacher and exhibiting artist from Pembroke,
MA. Known among other things, for her work with bark and twining technique.
View the personal site of this exhibiting basket artist who is also an Associate
Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Included you will find a portfolio, artist statement and curriculum vitae.
Willow basketmaker from the very South of Germany. Offers traditional baskets, garden
furnishings and custom woven willow items. Translate
This basketmaker and basketry teacher from Denmark works primarily in unpeeled
Basket artist of Cherokee descent living in Austin, TX. Weaves organic shapes
with natural fibers such as grapevine, honeysuckle, raffia, seagrass, native
grasses and pine needles.
A basketmaker of Cherokee descent offers baskets of honeysuckle in traditional form.
and April StoneDahl
April is a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (Ojibwe).
She is a Black ash basketmaker and her husband Jerrod makes birch bark
canoes, birch bark baskets and Swedish and Norwegian inspired boxes. They live in Wisconsin and teach in locations such as the North House Folk School.
Gifts From Nature of Kalispell, MT offers handcrafted and custom-made baskets designed and woven around an
individual white tail deer, mule deer or moose antler.
Billie Ruth Sudduth
Billie's North Carolina based studio name is JABOBS (Just a Bunch of Baskets).
Ginger Summit - Gourd Artist
Author of several gourd books, subject of numerous magazine articles, teacher, exhibiting
gourd artist and self proclaimed Queen of Gourds from Los Altos, CA.
Western redcedar (Thuja plicata) bark are the cornerstone of her sculptural
basketry work which is combined with colored copper wire at times. Polly is
featured on the cover of 500 Baskets.
Polly Adams Sutton at Fountainhead Gallery
Fiber artist/basketmaker who uses the traditional basketry materials of the
Pacific Northwest, cedar bark and sweetgrass in daring new ways to create woven
and twined sculptural forms.
Polly Adams Sutton at
Jane Sauer's Gallery
Adding wire and metal foils to the traditional cedar bark and sweetgrass
basketry materials of the Pacific Northwest, Polly creates contemporary basket
Basketmakers Subject Menu
Wide selection of information on basketmakers listed by the materials used and the types
of baskets they weave.