Mary is a full-time traveling basket weaving instructor. In 1996 she wove her first basket and was instantly hooked. Since then, she has continually advanced her skills by attending and teaching at basket weaving conferences throughout the US while building her business, Sunset Ridge Basketry. Teaching basket weaving has become a passion, specializing in practical, functional reed baskets. Mary enjoys sharing her enthusiasm for the art of basket weaving with others. She is now in her 27th year of teaching and loves it more with each class she teaches.