Don Johnston

  • Aleut
  • Basketry

My name is Don Johnston. I am an Aleut baleen basket weaver and ivory carver from Ketchikan Alaska. I have been making baskets for over 30 years and strive to mix the traditional weave with new and innovative techniques and materials. My goal is to make intricate and exquisite pieces that speak to my Alaska native heritage while looking toward the future.

Sample of Work

Shining light

Shining light

4 3/4 × 2 1/2 inches

Basketry

Traveling

Traveling

41/4 x 4inch tall

Basketry

Togetherness

Togetherness

7 x 8inch tall

Basketry