the last thirteen years I have worked from my home in
a small Welsh village, producing a range of baskets
for the domestic market. Some of these are traditional
such as country baskets, fruit baskets and wash baskets
and some more contemporary like trays and baskets for
kitchen units, but all using the same techniques and
weaves that have been used for the last two thousand
this time I have worked with both Welsh and Irish basket
makers adding to my knowledge of patterns and materials.
I work mainly with willow grown on the Somerset Levels
and in the autumn, locally collected hedgerow materials
such as ivy, dogrose, bramble and dogwood.
demonstrate all aspects of basket making thoughout the
country, and have seen projects using greenwoods flourish
and become commercially viable.