Artist Resume

Wisconsin Antler Basket Maker, Cathryn Peters

Cathryn Peters is a basketmaker who creates woven basket sculptures using antlers as the focal point or handle.

She uses antlers in conjunction with commercial rattan reed, willow, and other natural materials to weave her creations.

The natural materials are hand-selected and gathered from her rural surroundings to produce contemporary, rustic, functional, and sculptural vessels and wall art.

Professional and Artistic Community Experience

  • First President of The SeatWeavers’ Guild 2007-2008
  • Full time studio artist, teacher and sole-proprietor owner of THE WICKER WOMAN, a wicker furniture restoration, chair caning and antler basketry studio 1975-Present
  • Created four wicker airplane seats installed in a replica Sikorsky S-38 amphibian airplane for the Johnson Wax Company, through Born Again Restorations of Owatonna, MN and for Buzz Kaplan, owner of Born Again Restorations of Owatonna, MN 1997, 1998
  • Restored fifteen antique wicker furniture pieces of the main lodge and cabins for Itasca Minnesota State Park Centennial Restoration Project, 1995
  • Secretary and Publicity Chairperson for Southeastern Minnesota Visual Artists (SEMVA), Rochester, MN 1989-93
  • Hammond, MN Mayor 1993-1994 and City Clerk 1989-1992


  • Oklahoma Basket Weavers Guild, Shawnee, OK 2013
  • Marc Adams School of Woodworking, Franklin, IN 2011, 2013
  • Northwoods Friends of the Arts, Cook, MN 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Community Education Adult instructor in basketweaving, Tower, MN 2006, 2007
  • North House Folk School, Grand Marais, MN 1999 -Present
  • John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC 2001
  • Headwaters Basketry Workshop, Bemidji, MN 1998-2003, 2005-Present
  • Silver Dollar City Basketry Seminar, Branson, MO 1999-2002, 2008
  • Community Education Adult instructor seat weaving and basketry,
    Cook, MN and Cherry, MN 2003
  • Fall Basketweaving Workshop, Shawno, WI 2000, 2013
  • Lake Country Basket Fest, Pewaukee, WI 2000, 2001, 2002
  • Winter Weave, Mentor, OH 2000
  • Weavin’ In Winona, Winona, MN 1998-2002
  • Southern Minnesota Basketry Workshop, Faribault, MN 1992
  • Community Education Adult instructor in seat weaving and basketry, and folk art teacher, Rochester, MN public school system 1986-92


  • 3-D First Place & Monetary Award, 23rd Annual Juried Show, MacRostie Art Center, Grand Rapids, MN
  • Antler Basket Logo, Headwaters Basketweavers Workshop, Bemidji, MN 2008
  • Emerging Artist Fellowship, Arrowhead Regional Arts Council/McKnight Foundation 2005
  • Career Development Grant, Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, McKnight Foundation 2004
  • Antler Basket Logo, Silver Dollar City Basket Seminar, Branson, MO 2002
  • Antler Basket Logo, Lake Country Basket Fest, Pewaukee, WI 2001
  • Minnesota State Folk Art Apprenticeship Grant–Seat Weaving Mentor 2000
  • Minnesota Crafts Festival, Antler Basket Photos on Advertising Materials, St. Paul, MN 1991
  • Honorable Mention, 14th Annual Textiles & Fibers, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater 1990
  • Scholarship, Split Rock Arts Program, University of Minnesota, Duluth, John McGuire Shaker basketry 1990


  • All From One Tree, Invitational and Traveling Exhibition, North House Folk School, Grand Marais, MN 2007
  • Out of the Swamp, Invitational, North House Folk School, Grand Marais, MN 2007
  • From Swamp and Bog, Invitational, MacRostie Art Center, Grand Rapids, MN 2006
  • Antlers and Landscapes, Two-person invitational, MacRostie Art Center, Grand Rapids, MN 2004
  • Baskets 2002: New Perspectives on an Ancient Tradition, Juried, Guilford Handcraft Center, Guilford, CT 2002
  • Exploring the Future, Revisiting the Past, Celebration of American Basketry, Juried International, Amana, Iowa 2001
  • Southeastern Minnesota Regional Art Exhibition, Juried, Rochester, MN 2001
  • Contemporary Basketry, Invitational, Houston Center for Contemporary Crafts, Houston, TX 2001
  • Association of Michigan Basketmakers Convention, Invitational Members Exhibit, Grand Rapids, MI 2001
  • 57th Juried Exhibition, Upper Midwest, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, Iowa 2000
  • A Basket Is, National Invitational Exhibition, Plymouth Art Foundation, Plymouth, WI 1997
  • Basketmaking: Past and Present, Juried Group Traveling Exhibit, Iowa Basket Weavers Guild 1992
  • Quilts and Baskets,Juried, Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, WI 1992
  • Exploration: MN Deer Antler Basketry, Solo, Lutheran Brotherhood, Minneapolis, 1992
  • Small Expressions ’91,Juried International Exhibition, Handweavers Guild of America, Eugene, OR 1991
  • Wicker Woman of Angora, Northern Tracks & Trails Cover Story, Herald-Review, Grand Rapids, MN 2003
  • Kovel’s Yellow Pages, Antique Restoration Guide, by Ralph and Terry Kovel, 2003
  • Kovel’s Yellow Pages, Antique Restoration Guide, by Ralph and Terry Kovel, 2000
  • Small Town Minnesota from A to Z, by Tony Anderson, 2000
  • Splint Woven Basketry, by Robin Taylor Daugherty 1999
  • Kovel’s Guide to Buying, Selling, and Fixing Your Antiques and Collectibles, by Ralph and Terry Kovel 1995
  • Hammond Mayor Weaves a Lot of Things Into Her Life, Post-Bulletin, Rochester, MN, 1994

Selected Publications-Authored and Submitted Writings (partial listing)

  •, webmaster and design artist of domain website 1999-Present
  • Wicker Woman’s Weavings, online monthly wicker furniture, seatweaving and basketry ezine, 1999-Present
  • English Arts & Crafts Furniture, by Nancy Hiller, 2017
  • Homemade Money-Starting Smart!, (author solicited contributions), by Barbara Brabec, 2003
  • Homemade Money-Bringing in the Bucks!, (author solicited contributions, by Barbara Brabec, 2003
  • 6 Steps for Free Publicity, (author solicited contributions), by Marcia Yudkin, 2003
  • 101 Best Home-Based Businesses for Women, (author solicited contributions), by Priscilla Y. Huff, 2002
  • Handmade for Profit!, (author solicited contributions), by Barbara Brabec, 2002
  • The ABCs of Wicker Furniture, Finishing & Restoration Magazine, October 2002
  • Insight on Basketry, by Cathryn Peters, The Crafts Report, August, 2001
  • Pricing Guidelines for Arts & Crafts, (entire chapter, author solicited contribution), by Sylvia Landman, 2000
  • Art Group Paints a Rosy Picture,by Cathryn Peters, The Crafts Report, 1996
  • Antique Wicker Furniture Columnist, Cathryn Peters, The Old Times, 1993-94
  • Document Your Artwork, by Cathryn Peters, The Crafts Report, June 1992
  • Wicker Furniture & Basketry, by Cathryn Peters, Basketry Round Up #2, LaPlantz Press 1992
  • Opening Night Jitters,by Cathryn Peters, Basketmaker, MKS Publishers Issue #27, 1991

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