Mary May

Mary May

Mary May’s Baskets
Forked River, NJ

My hands were always trying to make something. Then I made my first basket. I made another basket and another. Each basket is handmade one at a time by Mary May.

Many of my baskets are traditional New Jersey baskets used long ago. Learning that many different baskets have a rich New Jersey history, I make my baskets with usefulness for us today. While some baskets are my own designs.

My craft’s quality, beauty, form, and function is my goal. I am honored to be one of 10 NJ artists selected for this year’s 2023 New Jersey Heritage Fellowship.