Jennifer Zurick - Willow Bark Basketry Workshop

May 18 through 20, 2018

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05/18/2018 - 05/20/2018


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Willow Bark Basketry Workshop with Jennifer Zurick

in Scottsville, Kentucky


  This class will introduce weavers to native black willow bark, a very strong, flexible and beautiful fiber uncommonly used for basketry.  Students will be provided with hand cut bark strips to process (clean of outer bark) and weave into a small round or square bottom basket of their choosing. Optional design variations will be on display and students are encouraged to create freely.  A variety of twining techniques will be taught in addition to cordage spinning.  The basket you'll make is around 3.5” diameter and can be woven up to 7.5" tall, including the handle (see baskets in photo above). Bark harvesting will be discussed. All skill levels welcome.

Dates:  May 18 through 20, 2018

Workshop Fee*:  $395.00

All skill levels welcome

Deadline to Register:  April 18, 2018

Class Time:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day • Central Time

  Jennifer Zurick is a self-taught artist specializing in black willow bark which she has been harvesting and weaving into baskets since 1980. She is the recipient of a 2010 United States Artists Fellowship and two Kentucky Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowships. Her work is included in a number of museum collections, including the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, and has won prizes and awards at national exhibitions and shows. 

  “I live in the Kentucky foothills near Berea with my husband, Dave. The joy of stepping out of my home and into the beauty of our garden and forested creek valley nourishes my creative spirit and enhances my life and work in countless ways. The willow tree bark I weave grows from the Kentucky soil. . .”
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Registration:  Call 1-800-447-7008 or 270-237-4821  •  Mon. - Fri. 8:00 - 4:30 Central Time

Location:  The Basket Maker’s Catalog • 521 E. Walnut St. •  Scottsville, KY   42164

To Register:  Call today to register for three days of Willow Bark Basketry with Jennifer.  

Payment is due at time of registration; we gladly accept your personal check as well as American Express, Discover, VISA, and MasterCard.  Your payment will not be processed until the day of the class.  

*Cancellation:  Students who register and later cancel will be subject to a $95.00 cancellation fee.

Please bring the following to the workshop:  Scissors/basketry shears, awl, small clamps (copper clamps will stain the bark), large (4”) clamp, spray bottle, small soaking bucket, apron, old hand towel. Basketry tools may be purchased at

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