Steph Shaw

Leominster, Herefordshire, Biography

I am a willow weaver specialising in willow coffins and ashes urns, but I also enjoy making traditional and contemporary willow baskets.

I completed the Level 2 City and Guilds in Basketry at Westhope College in June 2023. Over the ten months and with the excellent mentorship of my tutor Alisha Davidson, I passed with a distinction and have become a confident basketmaker. 

Based in North Herefordshire, I live on a small farm where I grow almost 1/4 an acre of willow and harvest this to use in my work. I am committed to using locally sourced, natural and sustainable materials in my coffins, ashes urns and basketry commissions, in order to be as environmentally friendly as possible.

  • Basketry
  • Contemporary
  • Recycled Materials
  • Traditional
  • Willow (Basketry)
  • Willow Coffins