*My basketry classes are taught using rattan reed due to the availability of the material*
My basketry classes are held in the Fall, Winter and Spring semesters. Individual basket workshops are held throughout the year.
Classes fill up fast so register early!
Introduction to Basketry and individual one day workshops will be offered in the Fall and Winter Semesters
American Woodcarving and Art School
One day workshop for beginners. Keep an eye out for new classes!
Have a great space to work in and a group of four or more?
I can arrange to teach private workshops if you have the space to hold them and a group of interested individuals to attend.
I will provide all the materials and tools needed to make any of the baskets shown on this page.
Time to complete a basket is approximately 6 hours
How it all started...
The very first basket class I took was in 2014 with Mary May at the Tuckerton Seaport. We spent a few hours making up a historic replica of a berry basket made in New Jersey. It is a tiny basket, but it was 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.