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Artisan Antler Basketry

October 2 - 7, 2022

Mark Hendry  ·  mhcrafted.com

Workshop at a glance

Use naturally shed antlers to create stunning and unique artisan basketry creations.


  • Basket weaving and rib construction
  • Drilling and setting ribs for basketry


  • Antlers and driftwood
  • Beads and décor items


  • One antler basket and more, if time allows
  • Gain the understanding of rib basketry construction
  • Weaving techniques

Artist Bio

Mark Hendry is a full-time artisan specializing in historic handcraft with a focus on using natural materials. With over 30 years of experience as a professional teacher of fine and performing arts in private, public, and magnet schools, Hendry travels the country teaching all levels and ages. He teaches regularly for the John C. Campbell Folk School and Arrowmont, is a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, and is the director and resident artist for Mountain Heritage Handcraft, located in Blue Ridge, Georgia.
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Workshop Description

During this class students will combine the beauty of natural shed deer antlers with traditional artisan rib-style basket weaving. You will build fanciful, functional Appalachian antler egg baskets using shed mule deer antlers as the base/handle and create your own unique antler weavings using organic colors and natural materials including vines, cordages, reeds, grasses, and fibers. During class participants will explore various drilling techniques on constructing more sculptural forms. All materials will be provided by the instructor, but students are welcome to bring their own antlers or solid driftwood to practice drilling techniques. Open to all skill levels, however some manual dexterity required.

COURSE FEE: $690  ·  materials list

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