2009-03-02

Two New Basketmakers

Today I added two new basketmakers to the listings on BasketMakers. Take a moment and visit the websites of these traditional woodsplint basketmakers. It is enheartening to know that traditional woodsplint basketry is being practiced by artisans with obvious skill.

Jamin Uticone

Traditional basketmaker from Alpine, NY creates black ash back packs, vegetable-tanned bridle leather strapped baskets and a range of storage baskets including replications of Taghkanic swing handled apple baskets.
More Black Ash Basketry and More Basketmakers

Billy Ray Sims

Alabama basketmaker with a focus on traditional baskets, primarily of white oak, which he harvests and splits himself. His work also includes baskets of New England black ash and South Carolina sea grass. Member of Alabama Designer Craftsmen, Southern Highlands Craft Guild, and Mammoth Cave Basket Makers Guild, Kentucky.
More White Oak Basketry and More Basketmakers

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