About the Workshops

Schedule 2015

Eric Taylor has been making baskets since 1984 and has taught the art of basketry, nationally, for twenty years. He travels across the country teaching his designs at basket making conventions, guilds and private classes. He brings with him an array of tools and equipment for his workshops, including molds and materials. He has successfully taught beginners and prides himself in the completion of each student's baskets.

'After three or four weeks of working in the shop preparing materials, it’s great to travel to a new place and share my basketry with others' states Eric. His philosophy of teaching consists of treating everyone individually and not withholding any knowledge back. One student may be a perfectionist and preoccupied with the end-results, while another may be more interested in absorbing new skills being taught. These students don’t go into a workshop expecting to make the perfect basket on the first try, but what they do want, is to learn as much as they can from a qualified instructor. Eric aims to give his student as much information as possible during a workshop. He has taught students with no basketmaking experience to successfully complete a basket.

Most of the baskets shown in the gallery are currently being offered in workshops. One-, two- and three- day workshops are available. All baskets taught are original designs.

All materials and molds are produced by Eric at his woodworking studio in Middle Tennessee.

If you are interested in participating or sponsoring a workshop please inquire at eric@erictaylorbasketry.com

January 3rd
The Basket Cases Ocala, Florida Contact: Anne Bulmer abulmer3506@gmail.com November 7-9

February 6-8
Georgia Basketry Association Atlanta / Roswell, Georgia www.georgiabasketry.com

March 19-21
North Carolina Basket Assoc. Durham, North Carolina jwobbleton@embarqmail.com

April 16-18 
Stateline Friends
Weaving Retreat
Richmond, Indiana

June 5, 6 & 7
at Eric's Studio
McMinnville, Tennessee
Class info/Link here

June 27 & 28
Knoxville, Tennessee
Contact: Pam Parman

July 16 - 18
Tennessee Basketry Convention
Kinsport, Tennessee

July 31 - Aug 2
McMinnville, Tennessee Class info/Link here

August 9-15
at Eric's Studio
McMinnville, Tennessee
Class info/Link here

August 16-22
at Eric's Studio
McMinnville, Tennessee (SOLD OUT) Class info/Link here

September 10-13
Nantucket Historical Assn.
1800 House
Nantucket, Massachusetts

October 14-18
Assoc. Michigan Basketmakers
Best Western Hotel
Lansing, Michigan

November 6-8
The Basket Cottage
Milton, Georgia
Contact: Suzanne Marvin at lakesidecottage@comcast.net 770-475-4007

November 19, 20, 21 & 22
Saltbox Crafters
Suffield, Connecticut
Contact: Mary Jo Rushlow at saltbox.crafters@cox.net


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