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Holiday Cheer! Get Ready with Your Own Nantucket Ice Bucket!

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Center for Research in Basketry

7401 Travertine Drive

Baltimore, MD 21209

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Make this beautiful 1 qt. Nantucket ice bucket in cherry wood with cane staves and weavers on Saturday and Sunday, October 14th and 15th from 10- 5:00 pm. This Nantucket ice bucket takes 2 days to weave.

The basket in the photograph is the first basket ever made by Michael Keating in February 2015. Michael is now Chair of the Chesapeake Basketry Guild!

The ice bucket also comes in 2 quart and 3 quart sizes. If you are interested in a larger size, please contact Kathi Beauchesne to order.

You will learn how to weave a simple round Nantucket ice bucket that you can use for parties.

In this class, you will learn about Nantucket baskets,

  • how to cut staves,
  • weave over and under,
  • lash a rim, and
  • fasten a handle to the rim.

All materials and supplies are provided.

Class Size: 8

Time: 10:00 - 5:00

Level: Intermediate Beginner to Advanced.

Dates: Saturday and Sunday, October 14 and 15. This is a 2-day class.

Price: $167.50

Refunds: There are no refunds. All materials for these classes are custom-made and ordered in advance. If you are unable to attend the class for any reason, you will receive a kit and all the supplies needed to make the basket. Based on variability, availability and costs of materials and molds, all prices subject to change without notice.

All sales and proceeds from Charm City Baskets are dedicated to supporting the research of the nonprofit Center for Research in Basketry, Inc., (CRB). The CRB’s mission is to study the effects of social policy on the basket making industry, the work and personal lives of basket makers and their baskets, and to add scholarship and research to the profession.
 


The Maryland State Arts Council has awarded CRB Maryland Traditions grants for the past four years. CRB has used the funding to examine basketry tied to Native Americans on the Eastern Shore, Baltimore City, the lives of watermen, immigrants of the Western mountains, and the manufacturing of baskets in North East, Md. Research projects highlight the basketry of Southern Maryland, including tobacco-drying baskets, Maryland basket making guilds, Native American tribes on the western shore and the use of baskets for fishing and crabbing. 


Basket owners are invited to bring in their own handmade baskets to Kathi Beauchesne by appointment to have their pieces studied and documented. In a race to save the disappearing craft of basket making, the CRB and its exhibits are part of a vital research effort by the Center for Research in Basketry to identify and record baskets throughout Maryland.

The Center holds basket making classes every month, and will host future meetings of the newly formed Chesapeake Basketry Guild.

Our CRB website, basketresearch.org is under revision and reorganization. Should you have any questions, please contact Kathi Beauchesne at kobeauchesne@basketresearch.org.


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