Susan Ashley

Originally from West Virginia, Arlington basket weaver and gourd artist, Susan Ashley, has been creating woven vessels for 35 years.   She has studied with nationally-known basket weavers at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and dozens of workshops and conventions.  Retired from writing and supporting computer software, she now employs that same attention to detail when working on her art every day — concentrating on color, texture and symmetry.

As an environmentalist, Susan feels that her art is “up-cycling” natural materials to create colorful art inspired by nature.