Creative Coiling: The Artistry of Jean Poythress Koon

Congratulations to #NBObasketartist, Jean Poythress Koon on the new book about her basketry. Written by a former student, Hetty van Gurp, Creative Coiling celebrates the innovative basketry of Jean Poythress Koon who has inspired many basketmakers to break away from the traditions of pine needle coiling.

Peeta Tinay

4 Inset Handle 2 Section Plaiting Brown/Turquoise Basket by Peeta Tinay

Peeta Tinay’s baskets are a culmination of 25 years of experience in working with weaving materials, finishes and the technical aspects involved in antique wicker restoration.

Katherine Lewis

Sorted Out by Katherine Lewis

Katherine Lewis began weaving willow baskets in 1992 and now works full time as a basketmaker. She grows a large selection of basketry willows on her farm near Mount Vernon, Washington.

Video: Willow Bark Class

Follow the processing and weaving steps as Jennifer Heller Zurick teaches a willow bark weaving class at the 2013 NBO Biennial Conference: Tradition & Innovation in Basketry VII

Lois Russell

Winner of the Contemporary Handweavers of Houston Award at HGA's Small Expressions, 2014

When I began making baskets in the 1980s, I made very useful baskets. Now I make very useless baskets. I have worked with fiber all my life, knitting, weaving, sewing, hooking rugs with my grandmothers…and I still do… Read More

Mary Ann and Bill Smith

White Oak Baskets by Mary Ann and Bill Smith

Mary Ann and Bill Smith have been making split oak baskets for more than 20 years. They began by apprenticing with 3rd generation basket maker, Jesse Thomason from Blount County, AL. The Smiths worked closely with Mr. Thomason… Read More

Scott Gilbert

White oak rod basket by Scott Glibert

The Basket Maker’s Catalog team is proud of the service and the top-quality products we’ve offered our customers over the past several decades; we’re especially grateful for the people we’ve met along the way. In 1982 Scott Gilbert… Read More

JoAnn Kelly Catsos

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