J. Byron Williams
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 talented basket-makers. I like to think that my work reflects elements gleaned from all these fine people. My work incorporates natural materials in traditional and innovative ways. Similarly the techniques I employ include many traditional methods, as well as some I have come up with myself. My sales have been have been mostly of the direct nature at juried art shows primarily in the MD/VA region and in CO and NM. Recently, I have purchased a studio/gallery in the San Luis Valley of Colorado.
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