Geoff Travers7, Orchard Drive, Southwick, Wiltshire, BA14 9NT Biography
I first ventured into basket making in 1985 by making rough hedgerow baskets as a hobby then I obtained a placement with a Basket Maker in Somerset through the Rural Enterprise Scheme.
My goal was, and remains, to keep the traditional basket making techniques alive and enable rural crafts to continue to provide an active place in the modern plastic age.
I am continually amazed at the craftsmanship of old and how they managed to achieve perfection in their work with such primitive tools and basic techniques.
Country folk often had part of their garden set aside for growing willow to make baskets, as would farmers for making hurdles.Interests
- Garden Structures
- Skeined Willow (Basketry)
- Willow (Basketry)