Shaker Candy Bowl Basket
Instructor: JoAnn Kelly Catsos
Saturday, November 11
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Ages: Intergenerational (16 and up)
All levels are welcome. No experience required.
- Note taking materials.
Using precisely prepared black ash splint, students will weave over a wooden form and create a low cathead bowl. The hardwood rims will be lashed. The cathead is a classic Shaker form. The Shaker Candy Bowl is 4.25 inches in diameter.
There will be a 1-hour lunch break. Bring a lunch or explore local dining options.
All materials are included with a $45 PAYABLE TO THE INSTRUCTOR at the time of the workshop.
*Payment by cash or check is required for materials fees.
JoAnn Kelly Catsos is an award-winning traditional black ash basket maker. Influenced by Shaker and New England splint basketry, she weaves over wooden molds with black ash splint that is processed by her woodworker husband, Steven, and harvested from trees near their home. JoAnn has been teaching workshops at conferences and craft schools and exhibiting nationally for over 35 years. Her work can be found in numerous publications and collections, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Watch JoAnn and Steve on Amazon Prime's Handcrafted America, season 2, episode 9.