Herringbone Weave 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 Green Dicks willows and Brittany Blue willows on this piece and the curvy hazel rod is from a local hazel coppice woodland just down the road.
36 cm wide x 28 cm high