Heather's Basketry Site
Born in Halifax Nova Scotia I am a seventh generation Canadian.
Trained in Anthropology and Museum Studies at the University of British Columbia.
Fieldwork apprenticeships in Canada, France and United Kingdom in traditional basketry.
I make traditional willow baskets
(A sample of my baskets, Photo Credit: Chris Reardon)
and historical reproductions for historic collections
(17th Century Lobsterpots for Fortress Louisbourg)
and feature films
(Eel Pots for A Scarlet Letter).
I thrill to contemporary challenges
(Willow Woman of the Forest ... Photo Credit : Chris Reardon).
I also make wattles and panels for gardens
(Jardin Botanique de Montreal (Le Pavilion Fuji)... Photo Credit : Architects (Filum Ltd.)
(Detail Wattle at Fuji Site) and living fences.
(Living willow fence). I teach classes in basketry
(Nova Scotia Basketry Guild Class).
and have been known to make Irish Coracles at the wooden boat festival in Mahone Bay.
(Irish Boyne River Coracle)
Mail Me : Heather Sanft