Jerry Maxey

Jerry Maxey
Jerry Maxey
Jerry Maxey

My work is wicker-weave basketry of dyed rattan and sea grass cord, with lathe-turned wood bases and rims.  The wood is all found wood, often trees that have fallen in storms.  Once I have turned the wooden elements, I leave them indoors for at least three weeks to cure and stabilize.  I attach rattan spokes to the wood and construct the basket, weaving in the colors and patterns as I go.  When completed, the entire piece is finished with tung oil to bring out the colors and produce a slight aged patina to the work. Continue reading “Jerry Maxey”