Herringbone Weave Basket with Hazel Handle


Inspired by man made curves in large scale hand-built ceramic vases and the natural curves found in boulders and rock formations. I have been exploring this form for some time, each basket has different curves. I love the bulky weave which is highly textured and gives the form solidity as well as a fluid surface. The colours of the willow also give a painterly effect. I have used a wide array of home grown willows, from warm red and browns to olive greens. The varieties include Green Dicks, Dark Dicks, Dicky Meadows willows and Brittany Blue and Brittany Green willows . The curvy hazel rod is from a local hazel coppice woodland just down the road.

36 cm wide x 25 cm high