About NBO

The National Basketry Organization is a non-profit organization that unites people interested in basketry to provide education and to promote basket making. Founded in the late 1990’s, the organization now has over 650 members, most of whom live in the United States and Canada. Although most of NBO’s members are basket makers, membership includes collectors, gallery owners, scholars, craft and art schools and museums.

Cael Chappell

  Some of my earliest memories are of my mom creating beadwork and my dad making things from wood in his shop. From a very young age I was taught an appreciation of handmade objects. I enjoy the… Read More

Jackie Abrams

I create vessels with texture and color, in forms that are woven, stitched, layered, and constructed. Each vessel can stand alone, or can be connected and related with other pieces in support and unity, often representing a community… Read More

Contemporary Basketry: Seaweed and Kelp

Work by Lucy Traber, this week on Carol Eckert’s Contemporary Basketry blog.