The Kudzu Factory was formed in 2008 and has since grown into a well-known source for Kudzu Artifacts, Chairs, Tables, Baskets, Wall Deco, Christmas Decorations, Place mats, Greeting Cards and more. All of their pieces are hand cut, assembled by using methods passed on through generations. Joleen Oh, a Native Cherokee American acquired the art or coiling at age nine from her mother, Nancy Basket (nancybasket.com). Nancy taught her daughter the craft while Joleen was recovering from a life threatening go-kart accident. Joleen says she followed her mother’s voice back to life from a coma while her mother sang to her. Joleen has now been working with Kudzu for more than 20 years and has helped to pass the art of coiling down to her son. Joleen is also a talented Pine Needle artist and teaches both Kudzu and Pine Needle making classes to help assure that the craft lives on. Joleen’s husband, Cleve better known as King Kudzu, has taken the art of free form basket weaving to a whole new level of basketry and woven art. King Kudzu creates Celebration Trees, Canoes, Angels Wall-panels and more using Kudzu and Bamboo stalks as he creates. King Kudzu and Mother Vine have transformed their talents for this Native American art into an ever growing, successful artisan business and basket school. Through classes and lectures they share this Native Cherokee American art with all those interested in learning.