Mary Hettmansperger is a fiber artist with her focus on Basketry, Metals, and Beadwork. She has been teaching full time for 25 years. She teaches in many venues, including, Arrowmont craft school, Bead and Button, Convergence, National and Regional Fiber conferences, Basketry and Beading Conferences, Art and Craft Schools, private Guilds, workshops and Retreats.
Mary has had her work published in several magazines, including, Beadwork, Art jewelry, Bead and Button, Shuttle Spindle and dye pot, and Crafts Report. She also has work in numerous books including, 500 Baskets, Fiber Arts Design Book 7, the Gourd Book, Creative Scarecrows, Fabulous Found object jewelry, and Teapots - makers and collectors.
Mary has won several awards for her pieces in Rib construction and Twined basketry and Jewelry. She uses each piece of work as a sample for the next, trying not to reproduce, but improve upon what is successful. Mary finds inspiration from things that grow and evolve, whether it be in nature, relationships, Art or life itself.