Oval 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 Brittany Blue ,Dicky Meadows, Harrisons and Dark Dicks willows on this piece and the curvy hazel rod is from a local hazel coppice woodland just down the road.

44cm long x 29cm high x 25cm wide