Mary Luckhardt Klemm creates a full line of both sculptural and traditional functional baskets where her primary material is reed but uses willow and found materials. Her freeform sculptural baskets use antlers in many of the pieces. Using antlers as the focal point, Mary can gain a wide variety of designs which ‘follow’ the shape and weight of the graceful objects.
Mary uses a variety of basketmaking techniques including free form as well using patterned forms. She dyes reed in all colors which gives her the flexibility to create colors of choice. In the 20 years Mary has been weaving, she’s made well over 1000 baskets and always has a good inventory on hand.
Mary participates in several regional art shows each year and welcomes those interested in learning how to make their own baskets. She’ll set up a class for all aspiring basket weavers! Mary donates approximately ten baskets annually to charitable events.
Mary has exhibited at the Red Door in Richland Center, the Al. Ringling Sauk County Arts Association Gallery in Baraboo, the River Arts Gallery in Sauk City and Hills Gallery in Baraboo. She has participated in show/sales with The Fall Art Tour (guest artist) in Baraboo, The Richland Center Whitetail Deer Classic, The Country Christmas in Lake Delton and Baraboo, Durwards Glen Fall Festival, The Fermentation Fest Art D’Tour, The ARt Asylum in Lime Ridge, PRairie Weavers Guilds Shows and a variety of smaller venues.
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