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Olive's Workshops

Wild Willow Platter

Regular price $200.00
Regular price Sale price $200.00

Instructor: Mark Hendry

Saturday & Sunday, November 4 & 5

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Ages: Adult (18 and up)

All levels are welcome. No experience required.

Student Supplies:

  • Note taking materials.
  • Apron or clothes that can get dirty.
  • Hand Cream (optional)

Weave an array of natural wild materials and locally harvested vines featuring regionally grown willow to create a large rustic platter or shallow bowl. Learning artisan rib basketry techniques, students will complete this beautiful and functional heirloom piece and leave with the know-how to continue this technique on their own. Some hand strength required. All levels welcome.

There will be a 1-hour lunch break. Bring a lunch or explore local dining options.   

All materials are included with a $100 PAYABLE TO THE INSTRUCTOR at the time of the workshop. *This material fee is higher due to willow’s hand-harvested, hand-grown/cultivated nature, as well as the quality of the material provided by the instructor.

*Payment by cash or check is required for materials fees. 

 About Instructor:

Mark Hendry is a full-time artisan specializing in historic handcraft with a focus on using natural materials. With over 30 years of experience as a professional teacher of fine and performing arts, both in private, public, and magnet schools, Mark travels throughout the country teaching all levels and ages. He teaches regularly for the John C. Campbell Folk School & Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, is a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, and is currently the director and resident artist for Mountain Heritage Handcraft, located in Blue Ridge, Georgia.