March/April Artist on Display


In the Glass Case: Maker of Baskets and Chairs, Mary Lu Love


Mary Lu Love


I discovered my artistic skills thanks to my grandsons. I started by making Easter baskets; actually, I ended up making four, as I wanted to improve the results. I loved the mathematics  of calculating the needed materials and the repetition of weaving. Moving on from round reed to flat weave, dying the reed and mixing the colors, adding beads, cork and ribbon! Possibilities are endless.

Next, I decided to tackle chairs, both wicker and woven. Baskets became my 'go to' gift, from cornucopias to Santa for the holidays. As I made more baskets, I branched out making a stair step basket, and baskets fitted to favorite dishes. People started to request specific baskets for gifts, and to bring me chairs they wanted restored. Ideas come from many sources. Make a suggestion and I’ll do my best!


Artists' works are brought to you by the Artist on Display Program sponsored by the Easton Shovel Town Cultural District.