Sunday, April 7
11 AM – 4 PM


Mayo Street Arts
10 Mayo St. Portland, ME


MCA Member: $125.00
Non Member: $150.00



Workshop Description:

In this hands-on workshop, we will explore an introduction to traditional basket weaving techniques with round, regionally wild harvested, flexible fibers. Great variations will occur! No prior basketweaving experience is required, though strong hands and enthusiasm are recommended.

Materials will be provided by the instructor with the option and encouragement for participants to harvest additional materials in advance. (Harvesting guidance will be emailed a week or more in advance).

Participants can expect to leave the workshop with the basic understanding and skills on what to gather for materials and how to create flat bottom baskets.

Student Supplied Material List:

Students are asked to bring their own handheld snips. Additionally registrants are highly encouraged to bring their own lunch and their favorite snacks.

Registration details:

The registration limit is set at 12 students. After the class is filled, a waitlist will be created.

Instructor Bio:

Rebecca May Verrill is a native of the western foothills of Maine where she first developed her love of crafting objects from the natural world. She learned the folk tradition of green willow basketry while living in Taos, NM where she lived for 10 years primarily working with clay. Influenced by strong craft traditions in the southwest and harvesting wild red willow along the banks of the Rio Grande to craft vessels of a different sort, Rebecca easily added basketry to her creative practice. She received her Master of Fine Arts from SUNY New Paltz in 2013 and currently maintains a studio practice in Portland, ME, where she teaches the occasional workshop, exhibits work regionally and nationwide. For more about Rebecca and her ceramics please visit www.rebeccamayverrill.com

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds are available up to 24 hours prior to the event date, less a $25 cancellation fee.

Questions? Please contact Simonne@MaineCrafts.org