National Basketry Organization member Matt Tommey’s interest in fine craft and handmade basket art began as a teenager, growing up in southern Georgia. His passion for using natural materials began to center around creeping southern vine, kudzu while in school in the North Georgia mountains at Young Harris College and the University of Georgia.
The National Basketry Organization welcomes you. We invite you to explore our website…you will find information about our organization, our publications, our events and our members. This is your gateway to the lively world of American basketry! Please… Read More
Personally, basketry has allowed me to develop from flat handwoven interior fabrics to three-dimensional shapes. Previously, my focus was with baskets woven with hand dyed reed and local natural materials such as black ash, cedar bark, birch bark,… Read More
Cathryn Peters, originally from Vancouver, Washington, has lived in several different states with her husband and two children over the years. Since 2002, she’s lived in northern Minnesota in Angora, enjoying the country life and gathering natural… Read More
JoAnn Kelly Catsos is an award-winning black ash splint basketmaker and teacher from Western Massachusetts. JoAnn’s designs are influenced by traditional Shaker and New England splint basketry, and woven on molds made with help from her woodworker husband,… Read More
Jennifer Zurick is a self-taught artist who has been professionally producing willow bark baskets since 1980. Her work has been featured in many regional and national exhibitions and in several craft related publications. The recipient of a 2010… Read More
My basket-making spans more than 40 years. I began by reading books but soon realized the value of studying and learning from experts. I have had the good fortune to spend time with a host of wonderful and… Read More