Sunday, February 13, 2011

2011 Eric Taylor Workshop

After many years of talking about it I am so happy to announce that Eric Taylor will be coming to St. Louis to teach 4 classes! Eric Taylor has been making traditional baskets and Shaker boxes since 1983 when he began an apprenticeship under Martha Wetherbee. His love for working with wood and the black ash trees inspired him to experiment further in the art which lead to creating his own contemporary designs that combined the elements of the Shaker and Nantucket baskets. Eric has taught the art of basketry, nationally, for twenty years.

The Cottage Collection
Like a Shaker basket, all of the Cottage Collection are woven with hand-pounded black ash splint over hand-pounded black ash uprights, but like a Nantucket basket feature solid wood bases and nailed rims. Woven over a mold the baskets feature finely shaped cherry handles, notched and secured to the rims.

Thursday,  May 19, 2011
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cottage Carrier
10"(l) x 8"(w) x 9"(h)

Friday,  May 20, 2011
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
10th Anniversary Cottage Mail
11.5"(l) x 5.5"(w) x 6.5"(h)

Saturday,  May 21, 2011
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cottage Smalls Carrier 
3"(l) x 2.5"(w) x 3.5"(h)

Saturday,  May 21, 2011
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday,  May 22, 2011
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cottage Tool Tote
17"(l) x 6.5"(w) x 9.5"(h)

Workshop Fees

Cottage Carrier    $165
10th Anniversary Cottage Mail    $135
Cottage Smalls Carrier    $105
Cottage Tool Tote    $260

Or register for all four classes for $630, a discount of $35 over taking each class individually. Class fees include all materials, handouts and use of mold, weaving stand and tools.

Contact: Tony Stubblefield
if you would like to receive registration information