Studio Basketry Instruction
Individual fiber artists and
basketmakers that offer instruction in their own studios.
This Nashua, NH basketmaker teaches workshops in her studio as well as
periodically hosting visiting basketmaking instructors.
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.
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).
Passes on the tradition of making pounded black ash baskets by holding classes
in her Glenburn, Maine workshop.
Finished baskets, workshops and raw, prepared and dyed cedar bark
gathered by Kathey Ervin in the Pacific Northwest.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Jim offers Nantucket turnings and Nantucket Lightship basket instruction from
his home studio in Wareham, Massachusetts.
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
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.
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.
Individual workshops taught by highly respected basketry studio artists are
often listed in the
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