JoAnn Catsos


JoAnn Kelly Catsos is an award-winning traditional black ash splint basketmaker and teacher from Massachusetts. With help from her husband, Steve, they harvest the black ash trees near their home, and process them into ribbons of splint for JoAnn's baskets and her many classes. 


JoAnn exhibits nationally and teaches basketry workshops at art schools, museums, and conferences.  Her baskets have been featured in a number of books and magazines, and graced the cover of 'Crafts Report' magazine in October 2012.  She is the recipient of the Certificate of Excellence in Basketmaking: level 1 from the Handweavers Guild of America.  Her baskets are in many private and public collections, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum. JoAnn is thrilled to be returning to Saba to teach the historic Saba basket.


JoAnn Catsos will be joined by Pattie Bagley during the last two weeks of May and will be teaching two workshops! Join one of their 2 day Saba Basket Weaving public workshops on either the 23rd & 24th or the 26th & 29th of May 2018.  See our schedule for more details.