Nancy Gray Giffin - Nantucket Baskets


Nancy graduated with a degree in graphic arts and an associate degree in banking and finance.  She worked in the banking industry over 20 years before retiring and following her passion full time in the art world. After moving to Naples, Florida, from Massachusetts in 1992, she decided to try her hand at baskets. The first ones were made using wire and beads, however, the beauty of the Nantucket Baskets kept calling to her. She is currently a member of the National Basketry Organization. Visual Arts Center, Sarasota Art Center and Southwest Florida Fine Craft Guild . Her baskets have won many awards and she enjoys sharing her craft with others.


Find Classes with Nancy Gray Giffin


Learn the history of Nantucket Baskets, weaving baskets using different molds, the difference between cane and Bleached Hamburg cane and reed, using even vs uneven spokes, and adding a step to create a pattern.  $200 Supply Fee to Instructor for 2 projects and use of tools.

Round Nantucket Basket:  The first two sessions will focus on the basics and create a 5” basket over a wooden mold using Reed and Cane. $100 Supply Fee to Instructor.

Nantucket Hourglass Vase: The second two weeks will advance your knowledge and create a 9” vase.  $100 Supply Fee to Instructor

4 Week Session – 10 Spaces

Thursday, 9am-12pm