Traditional Basketry

Basketry reaches back to the beginning of time, requiring only simple tools, the creator’s hands and natural fibers.  National and internationally known basketmakers have been my teachers.  I experiment with cedar bark, cattails, birch bark, sweet grass, black ash, willow bark, iris leaves, paper, and wire, but my newest work is with willow. 

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Martha is a recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant (2019) and the Creative Support for Individuals grant (2021).