Sharon Schaeffer is a Westminster, MD artist, educator and basketmaker. Schaeffer began making baskets in 1980 in a natural progression of her weaving as a fiber artist. All her baskets and woven vessels reflect a blend of traditional and contemporary styles and techniques used in creating baskets. Each basket is handmade using a variety of natural materials, such as reed, ash, oak, pine needles and seagrass. Colored reed is hand dyed and/or stained.
In addition to creating, marketing, exhibiting and demonstrating her baskets, Schaeffer teaches basketry to interested persons of all ages. Schaeffer is a member of the Central Pennsylvania Basketweavers Guild and the National Basketry Association.
To see baskets by Sharon Schaeffer and learn more visit her blog at -