Meet Jery Bennett-Taylor, learn about Gullah culture and the art of making her famous sweetgrass baskets (some of which are on display at the Smithsonian and other museums around the country), and enjoy an evening of light bites and spirited conversations that, in Bennett-Taylor’s words, ‘will have you walking away feeling so much more enlightened about her world.’
Swing by the Artist Cottage to meet Jery Bennett-Taylor and learn about her craft. She will be in the workshop daily, weaving baskets and sharing her story and more information about this historic Lowcountry art form.
Gallery hours are held during the following times:
Tuesday, November 6–Friday, November 10 from 10am–12pm
Reservation not necessary.
Did you know that the first sweetgrass baskets were large fanners made for winnowing rice on plantations? Grab a seat at the table with Jery Bennett-Taylor and a G&G Editor as they discuss the techniques, tools, and process of the unique craft and uncover the history and significance of this Lowcountry basketry tradition that dates back to the 1600s.
Meet at the Outfitters Classroom.
A Lowcountry treasure dating back to the 16th century, sweetgrass baskets played a significant role on South Carolina plantations, and today, the beautiful art form is a Southern staple that celebrates Gullah customs and culture. Join expert basket weaver Jery Bennett-Taylor for an afternoon of discovery—delve into a brief history behind the baskets, learn about the process, and then try your hand at creating your own sweetgrass basket through this interactive guided session.
Participants leave with a finished product.