Calabash Clam Basket
Billie Ruth Sudduth (1945 - ) lives in Bakersville, North Carolina. Originally a school psychologist, Sudduth opted for a more "fun" career after almost 20 years in the field. One of her greatest achievements, she believes, is getting baskets off the ground and onto pedestals, as she says they are meant to hold interest and not things. Her baskets are in the collections of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of Art and Design in New York, the Mint Museum of Craft and Design in Charlotte and many more.