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Basket Creations studio

Sister Donna Wojtyna, O.S.B
Artisan & Director

Basket Creations Studio has a new home! This unique and fascinating art center, established in 2009 by Sister Donna Wojtyna, is now located at 7 Chalfonte Avenue in West View, PA within the St. Athanasius Community Center. (view map & get directions)

Sister Donna is a Benedictine Sister with a passion for God that finds its expression in her love of sharing beauty, creativity, and skill with people of all ages and backgrounds. For decades, this dedicated crafts woman has been honing her own skills by experimenting with traditional and avant-garde weaves, perfecting new designs in both basket weaving and wood carving, and teaching others in her studio at St. Benedict Monastery.

The move from the monastery to the new venue was a daunting task that involved sorting through 4o years of accumulated materials and tools. After months of work, involving numerous volunteers, the new studio is open and well worth all the effort.

The new Basket Creations Studio is a welcoming space that lends itself to creativity in both basketry and woodcarving. It is bright, colorful, and flooded with natural light that enables students to work with greater ease. This is a great space for all the workshops and retreats that Sister Donna facilitates to help other become skilled artisans.

To participate in workshops, request information, place an order for a custom basket, or schedule Sister Donna as your next speaker, please call 412.931.2844 x 103. You may also send an email message to djwoodreed@gmail.com.

Click here to view the entire Basket Creations Gallery


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