Makers

Clare Revera

5 Brig y Don Hill, Ogmore by Sea, Ogmore by Sea, Vale of Glamorgan, CF32 0PS Biography

Fully qualified Basketmaker and Teacher, specialising in designing and making high quality traditional and contemporary Welsh baskets which are inspired by the colours and materials of the landscape around her.   She grows around 30 varieties of willow, following organic principles, in a field managed for biodiversity in Pembrokeshire.As a Yeoman Member of the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers and a Makers Guild in Wales selected member, the high standard of her craftsmanship have been recognised nationally and her work is permanently exhibited at Crafts in the Bay.In 2018 she was commissioned to weave the contemporary Rope Coil basket to introduce the Plant Section for the new Gweithdy craft gallery at the National Museim of WalesShe has taught for the Basketmaker’s Association and Internationaly at the Willow Gathering in Iowa and for the Columbia Basin Basketry Guild in Oregon, delivers City and Guilds Accredited Training, and considers high quality, reflective, progressive and continuous teaching an extremely important aspect of her work.With the help of funding from the BA and Heritage Crafts Clare has researched and recreated traditional Welsh baskets such as the Cyntell, the Welsh Shopper, the hazel Penclawdd Cockle Basket, the Llangwm Fisherwoman's Back Pannier and the Welsh Tea Things basket.

Interests
  • Basketry
  • Contemporary
  • Garden Structures
  • Hedgerow
  • Living Willow
  • Natural Fibres
  • Rush (Basketry)
  • Splint Wood / Oak
  • Traditional
  • Willow (Basketry)
  • Willow Coffins