SHARON DUGAN


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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

Sharon Dugan has been selected for the following Directories:

2006
Year: 2006, 
				Category: Baskets
BASKETS
2005
Year: 2005, 
				Category: Baskets
BASKETS
2004
Year: 2004, 
				Category: Baskets
BASKETS
2003
Year: 2003, 
				Category: Baskets
BASKETS
2002
Year: 2002, 
				Category: Baskets
BASKETS
2001
Year: 2001, 
				Category: Baskets
BASKETS
2000
Year: 2000, 
				Category: Baskets
BASKETS
Biography updated February 9, 2021   Photograph updated February 9, 2021  Contact information updated May 9, 2006
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