Anne Bowers

My very first baskets were made when I was in the Girl Scouts, earning my basket weaving badge. Having grown up in a family where hand skills in many areas were encouraged, basketry was natural for me. Almost… Read More

National Basketry Organization Conference Announcement

Important Announcement about the upcoming NBO Biennial Conference !

#BasketryJoinHands

If you’re working in isolation because of the pandemic, post an image of your work-in-progress to Instagram, including #basketryjoinhands  —  then follow the hashtag on Instagram to connect with other artists in the same situation. We’re all in… Read More

Take a Break and Read the Fall 2019 Issue of Basketry+ Magazine

Take time for some self-care and inspiration…

Sally Metcalf in “What Women Create” Magazine

Enjoy a wonderful (and colorful!) profile on NBO member Sally Metcalf in “What Women Create” magazine.  (Click on image below).  

2019 NBO Lifetime Achievement Awardees Joanna Schanz and Jane Sauer

This award recognizes  the work of individuals whose work has influenced the field of American basketry and acknowledges superior achievement over the course of an entire career. Those who win this award are living role models that have… Read More

Guilds for Basketmakers

NBO works to support the many guilds throughout the country and in Canada. These guilds are the bedrock of basketry education, offering a local or regional welcome to people interested in basketry. Each guild is independent and plans its own programs, welcoming new members and visitors alike. Following is a compiled list of the many guilds and their locations, along with the website or Facebook link for contact information.

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.

NBO Member Gallery

If you are an NBO member, you too can share your work in this online member gallery.  Details and instructions follow – have a look, be inspired!

Giving Tuesday – December 3rd

The National Basketry Organization is an inclusive community of makers and enthusiasts whose purpose is to promote awareness, inspire creativity, and foster appreciation for the heritage and artistry of basketry. With your support, we can continue to create… Read More