Basket Creations Studio

Sister Donna Wojtyna, O.S.B — Artisan & Director

Basket Creations Studio is a unique and fascinating art center, established in 2009 by Sister Donna Wojtyna. It is located at 7 Chalfonte Avenue in West View, PA within the St. Athanasius Community Center. (view map & get directions)

Sister Donna is a Benedictine Sister with a passion for God that finds its expression in her love of sharing beauty, creativity, and skill with people of all ages and backgrounds. For decades, this dedicated crafts woman has been honing her own skills by experimenting with traditional and avant-garde weaves, perfecting new designs in both basket weaving and wood carving, and teaching others. Click here to view a gallery of images!

Basket Creations Studio is a welcoming space that lends itself to creativity in both basketry and woodcarving. It is bright, colorful, and flooded with natural light that enables students to work with greater ease. This is a great space for all the workshops and retreats that Sister Donna facilitates to help other become skilled artisans. Click here to view the current Workshop Schedule

Sister Donna invites other organizations and groups to collaborate with Basket Creations Studio to provide an enriching experience for all participants. She recently began providing workshops through Big Brothers, Big Sisters, offering scholarships to adults and children made possible by a grant from the Adele & Thomas Keaney Charitable Foundation. The glowing faces of the fledgling artists attest to the sense of accomplishment that both the bigs and the littles experience as they work together to create beautiful baskets, baskets filled with memories of a good day.



To participate in workshops, request information, place an order for a custom basket or schedule Sister Donna as a speaker:
Call: 412-592-5654  or email
3526 Bakerstown Road, Pittsburgh, Pa 15007

Scholarships are available for a limited time. They have been made possible by a grant awarded from the Adele & Thomas Keaney Charitable Foundation through the PNC Charitable Trust Grant Review Committee.


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