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Sharon Schaeffer

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 -


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