Cecilia Talbot, The Willow Hut

Newquay, Cornwall, Biography

Blending  Somerset grown willow rods with those from my own ever expanding willow beds situated on our Cornish smallholding close to the North Cornish coast, I employ the same techniques and simple tools that have been used by Basketmakers for hundreds of years to design and make a selection of willow products, occasionally adding a contemporary twist. Each product is one of forethought, focus and attention to detail, my aim every time being to deliver a refined basket that is tactile, draws the eye and yet remains perfectly functional. 

Dates can be found on my website for basketmaking experience days which I run from my workshop and I am always happy to discuss private teaching or specific skills and techniques. I also host relaxed open days where my doors are thrown open for those who are interested to drop by and chat while I weave. Details for these can be found on my Instagram account. 

  • Basketry
  • Contemporary
  • Traditional
  • Willow (Basketry)