National Basketry Organization
A non-profit organization dedicated to basketry and everyone who appreciates this unique art form, which is both an ancient craft and modern art. JoAnn frequently teaches at their biennial Conference, and is a former board member of the organization.
Northeast Basketmakers Guild
The Northeast Basketmakers Guild, based in New England, is open to everyone with an interest in baskets and basket making. JoAnn is a past president of the guild and frequently teaches at their Gathering, a conference held each April.
Association of Michigan Basketmakers
AMB membership includes more than 1000 individuals from the United States in addition to Canada, Japan, and Russia. They create basketry from a wide variety of materials including reed, barks, wood splints, cane, waxed linen, beads, and gathered natural materials. AMB hosts the Michigan Convention each year, a gathering of all skill levels for the celebration of basketmaking, where JoAnn teaches often.
The ultimate resource for basketmakers. A comprehensive informational site for basketmakers, basket artists, vendors of basketmaking materials and all others interested in the art of basket weaving. This site may not be current.
A wicker basketmaker and author, publisher of a number of amazing books.
John C. Campbell Folk School
John C. Campbell Folk School provides experiences in non-competitive learning and community life that are joyful and enlivening. Located in Brasstown, North Carolina, the Folk School offers year-round weeklong and weekend classes for adults in basketry, as well as many other mediums. JoAnn teaches basketry, broom making and wheat weaving at the folk school.
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Arrowmont is a nationally renowned center of contemporary arts and crafts education. Workshops are offered for one and two weeks in the spring and summer, and one-week and weekends in the fall. JoAnn is invited to teach here also.
Jaskets.com is a great online basket gallery, showcasing samplings of traditional and contemporary basketmaking. JoAnn teaches in St. Louis for Tony each year. Check out the many pictures of baskets being made during these classes.
Handweavers Guild of America (HGA)
HGA, publisher of Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot magazine and sponsor of the Convergence biennial fiber conference, offers certification in basketmaking as well as in handweaving, handspinning, and dyeing. JoAnn has taught at Convergence, their conference.