Joan Carrigan is a full-time basketmaker and basketry teacher living on Salt Spring Island, BC. Over the past 30 years, her passion for baskets has led her to study, travel, and explore many different techniques and materials.
Joan has a love of both traditional techniques as well as for the sculptural and creative potential that the medium offers. Her inspiration comes from the plant materials she respectfully harvests from nature.
Joan’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She has two project grants from the Canada Council of the Arts and is the recipient of two Handweavers Guild of America Awards. Joan teaches extensively both close to home and further afield and finds teaching to be a very rewarding aspect of her career.