Makers

Sue Kirk

The Old Brewery Studios, 51-53 West St, King's Cliffe, PETERBOROUGH, North Northamptonshire, PE8 6XB Biography

I originally became interested in weaving with willow because of the environmental aspects of the craft. In 1998 my husband and i met Joni Bamford and Terry Daunt. They both taught us how to grow, harvest and weave with willow. We were both hooked and still get great satisfaction from weaving with the materials we have grown.

I make contemporary baskets which are inspired by sculptural forms and my husband Kirk makes traditional basketry which is sold on our online shop.

I have taught students at the Scottish Basketmakers Circle, Basketmakers Spring School in York, The City Lit and West Dean College

In 2019 we moved into The Old Brewery Studios . We provide workshops here for students of all abilities. We also invite Basketmakers from UK and Europe to teach here, giving students the opportunity to learn from a variety of top quality makers.

Interests
  • Basketry
  • Contemporary
  • Traditional
  • Willow (Basketry)