has been making and teaching baskets for 22 years. She is a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and the Upper South Carolina Basketmakers Guild. Elaine believes that she took her basketry to a higher level when she started carving rims, handles, and skates from very large reed using a shavehorse and drawknife. She sells her precision baskets at art & craft shows and galleries. You can see her work at www.aurorabaskets.com.