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I was first taught basketry by my mother, Mae Taylor. Her forte was ribbed and Nantucket-style baskets. With her help, I learned to make egg baskets, then other kinds of ribbed baskets. From there, I branched into splint basketry and wicker. Today, I weave a variety of basket styles - in many sizes, shapes and colors!

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Susan is a native of the coal mining village of Shady Spring, West Virginia. As a child, she watched her mother, Mae Alice Taylor, weave functional baskets. In 2002, after back surgery limited Mae's mobility, it was time for Mother to pass to Daughter her precious knowledge of the art of basketweaving. Susan describes that time as "finally coming home". The conbination of fibers and artistry had opened a new avenue of self-discovery for her. Susan's baskets are known for their quality, attention to detail, and visual excitment. A 'natural' in 3-dimensional arts, Susan also enjoys pottery, gourd projects, jewelry making, bead work, woodturning, and felting wool.

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  • colorful handwoven basket with top handle turquoise and purple basket

    Turquoise and Purple with Indian Swing Handle

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  • small handmade ash basket

    Small Ash Basket

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  • small round blue basket, handwoven blue basket without a handle

    Handwoven Small Blue Basket

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  • double walled handmade blue and natural basket

    Double Walled Basket

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  • colorful rainbow handmade egg basket

    Colorful Square Egg Basket

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  • black and natural handmade basket with large swing handle

    Bucket Basket with Curls

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  • natural and white handmade cat head basket

    Blue and Ash Cat’s Head Basket

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  • natural and black strap basket, basket with long handles

    Black Handled Basket

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  • handmade basket with a rainbow of colors, a red heart charm and a nice handle, cat's head basket with heart

    Basket of Hope

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