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Artist's Studio Basketry Instruction

Individual fiber artists and basketmakers that offer instruction in their own studios.

Ruth Boland
This Nashua, NH basketmaker teaches workshops in her studio as well as periodically hosting visiting basketmaking instructors.

Joan Carrigan
Basket maker and basketry teacher from Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada. Using roots, Arbutus, Cedar and other barks, sedges, rushes, water iris and other west coast natural materials she creates traditional and sculptural vessels. Joan offers basketweaving workshops at her home studio and on the road.

Jill Choate
Basketmaker, teacher and sled dog owner from Talkeetna, AK (now located in MO). Jill incorporates antlers in much of her work, woven with natural fibers and/or hedgerow (harvested native materials).

Fran Doonan
Passes on the tradition of making pounded black ash baskets by holding classes in her Glenburn, Maine workshop.

Kathey Ervin
Finished baskets, workshops and raw, prepared and dyed cedar bark gathered by Kathey Ervin in the Pacific Northwest.

Bonnie Gale
Beginning and intermediate classes are offered by Bonnie in traditional willow basketry in Norwich, New York. Visiting foreign instructors are hosted each Summer.

Wendy G. Jensen
Traditional basketmaker from Great Barrington, MA. Produces high quality traditional and utilitarian baskets from rattan. Offers workshops in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts.

Donna Kallner
Full-time fiber artist and teacher from White Lake, WI specializing in ancient techniques such as needle lace using natural materials such as willow, Siberian iris, day lily, gourds and grasses. Donna teaches a variety of fiber workshops from her home studio as well as on the road.

Susan kavicky
Accomplished black ash basketmaker from Island Lake, IL. Her site features photos of her baskets, artist statement and information on the workshops. She teaches open weave format and special project workshops from her home studio and plays hostess to visiting instructors periodically.

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 at her studio, Ancient Arts Center in Alsea, OR and at conferences.

Jeannie McFarland - Baskets And Bullets
Jeannie is the author of numerous pine needle and raffia basketry books. She offers supplies, baskets and workshops in Thorne Bay, Alaska.

Nancy Moore Bess
Workshops in contemporary basketry with an Japanese influence.

Donna Nazarenko
Known for her birch bark baskets, Donna teaches a range of basketry workshops in her own Vermont studio as well as at conferences in the northeast and around the country.

Jim Silva
Jim offers Nantucket turnings and Nantucket Lightship basket instruction from his home studio in Wareham, Massachusetts.

Leandra Spangler
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.

Nadine Spier Studio Classes
Private and group art lessons available in Encinitas, CA at Nadine's home studio. Contemporary coiled basketry in a variety of materials along with woodburning on gourds is offered.

Matt Tommey
Asheville, North Carolina resident Matt Tommey uses wild, rustic, natural materials including natural vines (kudzu, wisteria, grapevine), branches (birch, oak, ash & poplar), long leaf pine needles and poplar bark to create traditional and contemporary baskets. Workshops are available by arrangement.

Judy Zugish and Bill Roeder - Fishsticks Basketry
Marysville, WA basket artists offer basketry workshops at Fishsticks Basketry School. Native materials like cedar, bamboo and willow are frequently featured as are native instructors.

BasketMakers Events Calendar
Individual workshops taught by highly respected basketry studio artists are often listed in the BasketMakers Events Calendar.

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