Michelle Mateo

LLandenny Walks, Usk, Monmouthshire, NP15 1SD Biography

I'm a greenwood worker and ash splint basket maker based in Usk, Wales. 

I have been an ash splint basket maker for eight years and use locally sourced timber, from sustainably managed woodlands as part of a natural thinning and woodland regeneration process.

I teach and do demos in Wales and in the South West of England. I am fully insured and have an enhanced DBS check. 

I'm proud to announce that I'm also the 2022 1st place prize winner of the The Worshipful Company Basket Makers, Traditional Category and 3rd prize winner in 2021 for the same category.



  • Basketry
  • Splint Wood / Oak
  • Traditional