founder of Maui Earthworks, Susan has worked hard at perpetuating a Hawaiian artform and of one
of the most ancient world-crafts known, basket weaving.
These baskets were made with various natural fibers, including: ape, dragonia, philodenron, watsonia,
seagrass, raffia, ironwood, pine, rolled papers and Aloha.
Susan Belle Jenson is a basketmaker who lives here on the Island of Maui. She gathers her fibers from the rainforests
and Upcountry woodlands. A 30 year resident of the islands, Susan currently teaches fiber weaving at Seabury Hall School
for children and in private classes for adults.