I first discovered willow growing in the garden of my new home in Devon 20 years ago and have been cultivating both my willow bed and my knowledge of its uses ever since.
Combining a degree in Integrated craft with professional basketry training has allowed me to celebrate both the historical and traditional elements of basket making and explore contemporary interpretations of basketry.
I see basketmaking today as an opportunity to connect with these time-honoured craft skills and allow them to remind us of a sustainable and beautiful way of working with natural and native materials.
In addition to making work for exhibitions, shops and individuals, I love to share my basketry skills, and my joy in making with others.
When you join a willow workshop or course, I aim to create a space where you can take time to explore your creativity and reconnect with the simple joy of making by hand.