Baskets by Sarah Minick
SARAH’S CURRENTLY TAKING A BREAK FROM BASKET MAKING.
Sarah has been weaving baskets since 1996. Though largely self-taught, she also has attended classes at the John C. Campbell Folk School and the North Carolina Basketmakers Association Convention. She works with many different materials, and has used reed, bark, white oak, rivercane, bulrush, grapevine, waxed linen and waxed cotton, as well as found objects like driftwood and deer antlers.
Sarah has exhibited her work at Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway and Holston Mountain Artisans, both in Abingdon, VA. Also, occasionally Jim sells her baskets at his readings. Sarah is a member of Round the Mountain, North Carolina Basketmakers Association, and Holston Mountain Artisans. She has taught basket weaving classes at Chestnut Creek School of the Arts.
View a selection of Sarah’s different types of baskets:
Here’s an excerpt from Jim’s memoir The Blueberry Years that tells how Sarah got started