Friday, April 6, 2012

2012 Eric Taylor Workshop

Eric Taylor will be back in St. Louis again this July to teach three great classes. Two of the classes, the Cottage Purse and Cottage Jewelry basket are new designs, so I am excited to be able to offer them. 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.

Saturday and Sunday,  July 28 and 29, 2012
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cottage Purse
7.5"(l) x 3.25"(w) x 5.5"(h w/o handle)

Monday,  July 30, 2012
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cottage Dresser Tote
10.5"(l) x 5"(w) x 5.5"(h)

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cottage Jewelry
7.25"(l) x 8.5"(w) x 4.25"(h)

Workshop Fees

Cottage Purse    $245
Cottage Dresser Tote    $150
Cottage Jewelry$165

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

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