Beth Homa Kraus
Beth Homa is a full time basket weaver in Saint Paul, Minnesota. After studying painting in college and working as a caseworker for the homeless, she interned at the North House Folk School in Grand Marais, Minnesota. At the Folk School, Beth learned many traditional crafts including boat building, but mostly different styles of basketry. This sparked her obsession with birch bark, which is now her main medium. She locally and sustainably harvests and processes her own materials by hand. Beth is always trying to figure out what she can make out of birch bark next and how to share this durable and beautiful material with people.