Sharon Dugan has been making baskets since the early 80's when her heart was won over by a fine black ash basket she found at an art show. Today she processes her own splint, makes her own birch handles, rims and maple runners. A single basket takes at least one day to weave (the tiny ones are just as time consuming as the big ones). The more intricate baskets can take a week or two of weaving.
She calls her baskets "catsheads" and "kittensheads" because they suggest a cat's head or a kitten's head when turned upside down. Their design with overhead bonnet handles was a signature of the Mt. Lebanon, NY Shaker community.
Dugan has a studio in the scenic Lakes Region of New Hampshire, in Sanbornton, about 9 miles east of interstate 93 and approximately half an hour north of Concord. It is open by appointment.
Dugan Baskets 54 Oak Hill Rd. Sanbornton, NH 03269 Phone: 603-528-5120 Website: www.sharondugan.com
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Biography updated February 9, 2021 Photograph updated February 9, 2021Contact information updated May 9, 2006
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