Susan Ashley - Basketmaker and Gourd Artist

Introduction

Having grown up in WV in a family with  Scottish roots, I love weaving traditional Scotch-Irish Appalachian ribbed baskets and incorporating antlers and other natural materials.  I also enjoy making pine needle baskets and weaving on gourds.


Creating these pieces was a joy for me and I hope they will be enjoyed by others who are drawn to the wonders of nature and appreciate the long history of basketmaking as an art form.



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Upcoming Shows



Residency at the Center, Inspired by Nature Exhibit May 7-22 at Mansfield ISD Center for Performing Arts


Ft Worth Herb Festival -  May 19 at the Botanic Gardens from 9-3


Southwest Fine Art Gourd Show - Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, Kerrville, TX  May 24 - June 24


Coverage

Dallas Morning News Lifestyles Article

Art Business Institute Featured Artist


My work is also featured in Betsey Sloan's book: 

Antler Art in Baskets and Gourds