Wendy G. Jensen is an award winning professional basketmaker living in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. She teaches workshops at many museums, crafts schools and conventions as well as in her own studio. Her work can also be seen at several juried craft shows and gallery exhibits around the U.S. Her work was most recently published in “500 Baskets” by Lark Books. She has also had a piece of her work on the White House Christmas tree.
Wendy has been making baskets for over 30 years professionally, a passion that continues to take her to places to learn more about the craft and the unending possibilities of materials. Her work is woven with two different basket materials, rattan and homegrown basket willow. Rattan is a tropical vine that is commercially available, her designs incorporate hand-dyed accents with a variety of shapes and weaving techniques. All of her basket forms are shaped by hand without the use of molds. Wendy has been influenced by the historical splint basketmakers from this area, particularly the Shakers and Native Americans. Her mainly utilitarian baskets range in size from small berry collecting baskets to larger more involved lidded urns.
Email Wendy at email@example.com
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