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

Amanda Salm

Profile of Amanda Salm who creates sculptural works with dyed and natural horsehair using a coiling technique.

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

Pamela Zimmerman

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

Peggy Wyman

I grew up in Idaho in the shadow of the Tetons and attended the University of Idaho. After graduating with a degree in mathematics, I moved to Southern California to begin a career in computers. Years later I… Read More

Sherri West

Sherri West - Nature/Nurture

A lot of my growing up years were spent living in Arizona and my weaving still seems to reflect that sense of place.  I invite people to pick up my baskets and cradle them in their hands.  The… Read More

Karen Gubitz

Karen Gubitz, a life-long resident of the Chicago area, is a self-taught, nature-inspired, fiber artist. Her works are often made with hand-gathered natural materials from her farm, Harvest Hill Prairie, in western Illinois or with non-traditional materials from… Read More

Kathey Ervin

In the springtime, when the woods are once again awakening, the rivers are running high with snow melt-off, and the sap is rising in the cedar trees, I experience an inclination, handed down to me by my ancestors,… Read More

Danielle Bodine

Little Guys - Danielle Bodine

Danielle Bodine has worked in textiles for over 35 years. Her work has been exhibited in museums, galleries and art centers throughout the U.S. and is included in many private and corporate collections. Originally from Seattle, she studied… Read More