Karen Wychock - Basketry
Appealing to the eye and sense of touch, my baskets are traditional in shape and materials. I weave both Shaker reproductions in ash and traditional, utilitarian baskets of reed. Hardwoods such as ash and oak are used to make the rims and handles.
My passion of basketry has been a hobby that has sustained me all of my life. By day I was an art teacher in the Neshaminy School District for 22 years and then a middle school principal in the Neshaminy School District and the Central Bucks School District for the next 15 years. By night and on the weekends, I played the role of a weaver. Now retired, I devote most of my time to my basketry. I have never lost my need to create.
I am a member of the Bucks County Craftsmen’s Guild, the Bucks County Hand Weaver’s Guild and the PA Guild of Craftsmen. I have sold my work at various shows throughout the Mid -Atlantic region including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Virginia, and Ohio. I also sell my work through the Philadelphia Museum of Art Artisan Shop.
Business Name: Times Gone By
Aside from selling my work at craft shows, I teach basketry at my home studio and at various locations in PA, New Jersey and at the Craft School in Waterford, Virginia. A listing of my classes can be found on my website (karenwychock.com) or by phoning me at 215-460-8853.