Functional & Useful Basketry

October 12 - October 13, 2024

Functional & Useful Basketry


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $395
Material Fee: $90

This workshop is for both beginner and intermediate basketmakers, where you will learn or review basic basket weaving techniques such as twining, over/under and chase weaving on the first day to create a market basket. On the second day, participants will start with a basic rectangular base and then choose how you wish to weave up the sides. Pamela will bring a selection of reed, some dyed, for you to choose from, to create your unique storage basket. Everyone will leave with at least two useful, completed baskets. All levels are welcome, but moderate hand strength is required.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
NOTE: Our Dining Hall is closed for the season so lunches are NOT included. 

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult



Pamela Wilson

Pamela Wilson loves all styles of basket making and finds great satisfaction in creating beautiful works, and in sharing her love of basket makings with other weavers. Her work is exhibited at Peters Valley in Layton, NJ.  She has taught for most basket guilds throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic States, and eastern areas of the Midwest. She is a long-time member of the National Basketry Organization and Central PA Basket Weavers Guild. She holds a BFA from the University of Oklahoma and an MFA from Florida State University.  

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