Amy Krone Baskets

Based in the Catskill Mountains, New York, Amy Krone weaves unique baskets by hand from sustainably harvested white oak. The wood is carefully split, creating pliable strips which are woven with white ash to form her Appalachian-style baskets.

Amy Krone Crescent Basket

AUD 685.00
Size: One Size

Crescent basket crafted from hand-split white oak by TOAST New Maker Amy Krone, a weaver and founder of the Cambium Lost Arts project based in the Catskill Mountains, New York.

The oak is mindfully sourced from trees on the maker’s land and carefully split to create thin, pliable strips. These are hand-woven into a curved shape using techniques from the Appalachian tradition of basketry. The handle is made from a driftwood branch, found on the banks of a local river. Intended for gathering fruit, vegetables or flowers, the basket takes approximately 20 hours to make. Each varies slightly in shape and colour.

This item is part of our New Makers programme. In its sixth year, five makers demonstrating excellence in skill, originality and craftsmanship have been chosen by a TOAST panel. We offer business and marketing advice, as well as a platform to sell their pieces until the end of this year, with full profits being returned to them.

If you place an order today, it will be made for you and then sent to you directly from Amy Krone. Delivery is included in the price but, as this item is dispatched from the US, import duties and local sales tax may be payable on receipt for countries outside of the US. This is determined by the type of item you are ordering and the value. Please be aware that these charges are paid separately to the carrier and are not included in the price payable to TOAST, which only includes the item and delivery. Any charges paid on receipt are non-refundable should you choose to return the item.


Brush clean. White oak.
Made in the United States.
Approx. H 35cm x W 45cm x D 12cm.

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Amy Krone | New Makers

Amy Krone’s life in the Hudson Valley is rooted in connection; to nature, to her community, and to the Appalachian tradition of basket weaving. An unexpected find in a used bookstore introduced her to the method, but she has since made it her own, harvesting native white oak from her backyard woodland before splitting it by hand into thin, pliable strips for weaving.

Each basket takes Amy approximately twenty hours to complete. She works slowly and patiently in her studio, sipping tea and listening to audiobooks while tuning in to the rhythms of the craft. “I experience a real sense of awe in preserving the traditions of people who have come before me,” she says. “It connects me to humanity.”

In the Studio with Amy Krone