I have been a professional willow grower and basket maker for twenty years. I make functional items for use in the home and the garden.
My involvement with the complete process, from the very first planting to the final stages of making has given me an awareness and understanding of the link between making a functional object from an indigenous material. I try in my approach to be both forward looking and innovative, whilst at the same time retaining a respect for the sound and established traditions of my craft.
The pieces I have selected for this exhibition are a response to a need in me to push further the accepted boundaries of my own practise. This was inspired by considering the use of materials I would normally reject through lack of uniformity. The resulting pieces show an interesting link between the natural forms found in nature and the skill needed to control this recalcitrant material.
- CAA Exhibitions
- Current Exhibition
- Coming Soon