About the Workshops

Schedule 2019

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 19th, 2019
Maryville, Tennessee

January 25-27
Georgia Basketmakers Assoc.
Marietta, Georgia

February 22-24
Winter Weave
Wildwood Basketry Guild
Mentor, Ohio

March 14-17
North Carolina
Basketmakers Assoc.
North Carolina

April 11-13

Stateline Friends
Richmond, Indiana


May 18-21
Tony Stubblefield Workshop

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

July 28-August 3
at Eric's Studio
McMinnville, Tennessee

August 16-18
John C. Campbell Folk School

September 5, 6 and 9th
Nantucket Historical Assn.
1800 House
Nantucket, Massachusetts

September 11-12
Marston Mills, Massachusetts

September 27-29
Wolf River Basketry Guild Shawano, Wisconsin

October 23-27
Assoc. Michigan Basket Makers
Bellaire, Michigan

November 21-24
Saltbox Crafters Suffield, Connecticut Contact: Mary Jo Rushlow at saltbox.crafters@cox.net 860-668-2453

December 14-15
Special Holiday Workshop
The Basket Cottage Milton, Georgia Contact: Suzanne Marvin at lakesidecottage@comcast.net 770-475-4007



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