Category: Artisans

Paul Munro Artisan Past Basket Milwaukee

Artisan Spotlight: Paul Munro at Past Basket, October 14

Join us as we welcome mixed media artist and floral designer, Paul Munro, October 14, 2017, from 11 AM – 4 PM. Armed with an exclusive collection created just for Past Basket, we know you will enjoy Paul’s bold painted patterns, playful decoupage creations, and whimsical ornaments. Paul works primarily on wood, glass, and canvas, combining illustration, drawing, painting and […]

Carol Lyne of Michaelian Home in design studio matching dye lots

Artisan Spotlight: Michaelian Home

At Past Basket, we are always looking for beautiful accents to bring to our customer’s homes. Owner, Linda McFadden has a taste level that is on point with her customers and she attracts artisans and vendors that seek quality and classic chic products. “We really get each other,” says Michaelian designer, Carol Lyne Sumner, of Linda’s knack for knowing what […]

JONATHAN's Artisan Cherry wood SPOONS Past Basket Milwaukee

Artisan Spotlight: Jonathan’s Spoons

One of our favorite artisan mediums, the collection of wood pieces here at Past Basket, is functional artwork at its most pure. Creating bowls, spoons, serving platters, cutting boards, and so many more beautiful pieces, our wood artisans use the beauty of the tree to fashion variations on the everyday that leave a breathtaking presentation. One particular artisan, Jonathan Simons […]

Nick Moen Past Basket Milwaukee Artisan Spotlight

Artisan Spotlight: Nick Moen

We always have you in mind when we are selecting items to bring in store, so that when you walk through our doors, your time here is inspired and special. Nick Moen Studios, based out of Asheville, North Carolina, is a part of our store now, adding beautifully to the prominent artisan element of our offerings. Nick’s work includes handmade […]

The anatomy of a wedding registry

Ah, the hope chest of today – the wedding registry! Creating this epic collection of wishes can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Everyone needs a source for expression, and I find at the heart of every registry is personal style. This can be hard to draw out of some, as life seems to change […]

All things French Fridays: Jars Ceramics

Turning objects of day-to-day living into works of art, Pierre Jars created his ceramic company, the”Manufactures de Poterie Jars” in South of France in 1857. Using superior craftsmanship and high quality materials, Pierre transformed functional into beautiful with his stoneware. Today Jars creates stylish contemporary tableware collections in glazed stoneware. The traditional craft of potters’ skills has been passed down […]

Basket weaving artisan, Betsy Gallagher, at Past Basket

We all possess a favorite container of sorts to hold cherished things or simply organize items left out and about in our homes. Baskets have a special place in my heart as our shop originally started in a space no larger than a basket. We love hosting artisans at Past Basket and are thrilled to have Betsy Gallagher, a well-versed […]