Iseabal Hendry


Born and raised in the Highlands of Scotland, Iseabal Hendry is inspired by the traditional craft skills that she grew up with, from basket-weaving to boatbuilding to roof-thatching. Her creative practice is materially-led, inspired by zero-waste and her family heritage in leatherwork.

After studying Traditional Clinker Boatbuilding in Plockton and Embroidery at the Glasgow School of Art, Iseabal launched her first collection of handwoven accessories in 2020. Her works are sold at Hauser & Wirth owned luxury hotel, The Fife Arms, and in Scotland's home for contemporary craft, BARD.

Iseabal has been selected for several national craft programmes and was named as one of the Crafts Council’s ‘top 10 makers to watch in 2022.’ In 2023 her series of large-scale sculptural wooden and leather objects showed at Somerset House in London for Collect Art Fair, and later at the Bluecoat Display Centre in Liverpool. Most recently Iseabal has been awarded the Atlas Arts ‘Tobar An Dualchais’ residency.  

Iseabal’s work aims to weave together environmental values, a modern aesthetic based on time-honoured techniques and materials, with the landscape that continually inspires her to make.

  • Basketry
  • Cane (Basketry)
  • Chair Seating
  • Contemporary
  • Natural Fibres
  • Recycled Materials
  • Rush (Basketry)
  • Willow (Basketry)
  • Willow Sculpture