Makers

kelly wilson

7012 Headquarters Road, Courtenay, British Columbia, V9J 1N4 Biography

Hello,

I have been weaving baskets since childhood, first learning from my Irish immigrant grandparents. I have studied with many visiting basket makers from Europe, as well as making several trips to Europe to study traditional basket making techniques.

I live on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. I grow willow organically on my rural farm property. I am have a strong interest in the historical roots of basketry from different regions in Europe, with a special interest in  agricultural basket uses.

Interests
  • Basketry
  • Contemporary
  • Garden Structures
  • Living Willow
  • Skeined Willow (Basketry)
  • Traditional
  • Willow (Basketry)
  • Willow Coffins