“I am inspired by nature, animals, space and the concept of home. I especially like to explore the limits of reed, a traditional basketry material. I feel like my work is a dialogue with reed.” __Elizabeth Runyon
Larry Page Mixed-Media Artist
As a contemporary fiber artist, I have a strong preference for natural fibers and materials. The shapes, designs and colors in the materials inspire the artwork. The wonderful thing about using natural materials, such as pine needles, is that they have a life and character of their own. I sometimes like to combine these natural elements with found objects.
Clay Burnette has been creating pine needle baskets for over 35 years and has exhibited his work in over 225 shows throughout the US. Clay splits his time between his job as Director of Grants and Fellowships at the SC Arts Commission and his fibers studio in Columbia, South Carolina.
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
Profile of Amanda Salm who creates sculptural works with dyed and natural horsehair using a coiling technique.
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
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
Pamela Zimmerman is a self-taught fiber artist, using mostly basketmaking techniques, not necessarily in a traditional manner. She admits to being obsessed with fiber, finding it difficult to restrict herself to any one material. Previously, Pamela was a… Read More