Meet Our Artisans
Mary Martin comes from an Appalachian heritage that instilled in her a sense of hard work and an appreciation of the simple life. Her father was a basket weaver. She continues to practice the handiwork of her ancestors. She lives on small farm near Bluefield, Virginia, where she enjoys raising Alpacas, gardening and canning, quilting and basket weaving. Her basket weaving uses traditional methods to create expressive forms that are both functional and reflective of her life experiences.
Heartwood: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Gateway, Abingdon VA
Appalachian Art Center, Richlands VA
`Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Network, Abingdon VA
The Lost Guild, Tazewell VA