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
Artist Statement I like being called a basket maker. What I do utilizes the historical techniques of basketry, but in a more contemporary sculptural way. Basket makers must be painstakingly patient and have a deep understanding of nature,… Read More
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
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 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