Welcome To J. Choate Basketry!
Jill Choate is a nationally renowned fiber artist and instructor known for her ability to “talk to the antler” and weave a vessel around it. Her pioneering efforts incorporating antler into basketry have brought her to the forefront in this venue of contemporary vessel construction.
Her efforts in basketry are as well known as are her stories about life in the Alaskan bush. Now based in the Northern Panhandle of Idaho, Jill has lived in remote Alaska for 25 years with her family and sled dog team.
The old homestead was accessible by snow machine in winter and 4-wheeler in summer and equipped with all the modern "bush" conveniences - like a hand pump and an outhouse. Living in the shadow of Denali with a salmon stream in the front yard and moose and bear for neighbors makes for great reminiscent tales about life in the Last Frontier that Jill loves to share in class.