The Art School at Old Church

Demarest, NJ

My basketry classes are held in the Fall, Winter and Spring semesters. Individual basket workshops are held throughout the year.

Check the school website for listings and registration

Classes fill up fast so register early! 


VISUAL ARTS CENTER OF NEW JERSEY

Summit, NJ

Introduction to Basketry and individual one day workshops will be offered this Fall 2017

Check the school website for listings and registration


Tote Basket Workshop - June 15th, 2017 (TASOC) Woven Tote Basket - October 22nd, 2017 (VACNJ)

Tote Basket Workshop - June 15th, 2017 (TASOC)

Woven Tote Basket - October 22nd, 2017 (VACNJ)

Blueberry Basket Workshop - July 25th, 2017

Blueberry Basket Workshop - July 25th, 2017

Woven Apple Basket - September 24th, 2017 (VACNJ)  Apple Basket Workshop - November 19th, 2017 (TASOC) 

Woven Apple Basket - September 24th, 2017 (VACNJ) 

Apple Basket Workshop - November 19th, 2017 (TASOC) 


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How it all started...

The very first basket class I took was with Mary May at the Tuckerton Seaport. We spent a few hours making up this historic replica berry basket.  It was a tiny basket, but the perfect start to my new obsession.  

Learning about the history and techniques instantly captured my attention. In a world full of mass produced products, it was a great accomplishment to have something so beautiful and functional, that I made myself.  Once it was finished I immediately wanted to make more, and ever since that day I searched for any basket classes I could find.

This little basket was the only one that I never stained.  It sits on my desk, holding my pens and pencils;  a little reminder of my start as a basket maker.  

Over the years I have worked with several different basket makers from many different places. They each offered valuable techniques and ideas.  Below is a list of these great teachers.

I finally got involved in working with willow, which is now my preferred material.  Willow is a very hard material to source if you don't grow it yourself, and classes in willow basketry are few and far between.  My goal is to one day purchase property where I can grow my own willow for basket making. 


teachers I have learned from:

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