Jerry Maxey


The work is wicker-weave basketry of dyed rattan and seagrass cord, and lathe turned wood bases, rings and rims. Each piece is a one-of-a-kind handmade original. The wood is all found wood, generally trees that have fallen in storms. The characteristics of the wood inspire the form of the basket. The basket’s rim and base will usually come from the same log. I love taking what would be firewood and transforming it into art.
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