Maggie Maier – Gourd Baskets

Hoffman, NC

Maggie makes beautiful baskets out of gourds that she grows on her property, and incorporates longleaf pine needles, beads, and feathers before painting each creation with her own unique colors. She was inspired by Native American gourd art and loves to experiment with objects from nature. Growing the gourds and drying them is a two-year project, followed by a two week, twelve step process starting with the moldy looking dry gourd to a finished basket. Maggie moved from Pennsylvania in 2010 and lives on five acres in the middle of the Sandhills game lands.