Alisha Davidson – Mortimer Willow

11 Mortimer Drive, Orleton, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 4JW Biography

I live on the border of Herefordshire and Shropshire. I make both traditional and innovative baskets, garden structures and homeware.

I work predominantly with willow, which I grow myself or source as locally as possible, I also enjoy incorporating materials I've foraged to add colour and texture to my work. The materials I use are produced with as little negative impact to the natural world as possible to ensure that what I'm creating is sustainable. 

Heritage techniques are used throughout my work that I've learnt from attending the City & Guilds Basketry level 2 course which I finished with a Distinction and also received the Basketmakers Association Professional Progress Award for.

I aim to create pieces that will stand the test of time whilst also incorporating innovative ideas to push the boundaries of tradition. 

  • Basketry
  • Contemporary
  • Hedgerow
  • Natural Fibres
  • Traditional
  • Willow (Basketry)