Pine Needle Basketry: A Contemporary Approach

October 6, 2019 – October 12, 2019

Clay Burnette

In this workshop students explore a non-traditional approach to coiling. Using southern longleaf pine needles and four-ply waxed linen thread, you will create both symmetrical and free-form objects while developing a vocabulary of various stitches. Emphasis is placed on the inclusion of textures, patterns and color. This is not a “handles and lids” course, but participants can discover the endless shapes and sizes that can be created by using the coiling technique. Color processing (dyeing and painting) and preservation are included in the session. Open to all skill levels.


Clay Burnette maintains a studio in Columbia, South Carolina and has coiled longleaf pine needles for over 40 years. He has developed his own unique approach to incorporating form, color and texture into each object that he creates. His work has been included in over 250 exhibitions and in numerous publications. In addition to basketmaking, his background includes metalsmithing and handweaving.

Clay Burnette

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2019. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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