Sarah Gardner

Phoenix Arts Space, 10 - 14 Waterloo Place, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 9NB Biography

Sarah Gardner Basket Maker and Teacher

My environment around me has always been a wealth of creative bounty in what I do and how I feel. Trees plants and the wildlife around can help to reset the way I am in my everyday.

Im inspired by natures resources and love to explore what the natural world has to offer. Using sustainable materials practicing with willow, dogwood, and rush. I use basketmaking and chair seat weaving techniques in my work.

Sharing the craft through teaching is an important part of my practice. Learning a hand craft through making can be a satisfying positive experience.


Learning horticulture has given me another dimension to particular plants and there uses I will continue to explore how we can utilise plants and bring them into our everyday.

  • Basketry
  • Chair Seating
  • Garden Structures
  • Hedgerow
  • Rush (Basketry)
  • Rush (Chair Seating)
  • Seagrass
  • Willow (Basketry)