Maker Profile: Stephen Caulfield

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Contact:

Tel: +44 1903 695958

Email: quote.sussexwillowbaskets@yahoo.com

Website: http://www.sussexwillowbaskets.co.uk

Location:

58 Hayling Rise Worthing England BN13 3AQ GB

Interests:

Contemporary, Willow, Willow Sculpture, Willow or Skrein Seating

Qualifications:

Not provided.

Educational Services:

Teach, Demonstrate, Research, Accept commissions or run a business, Retail finished work,

 
Biography:

I have been producing Top Quality totally ENGLISH bespoke basket ware for well over 33 years.
I became an apprentice basket maker at the age of 17 in 1985. My average working day started at 8am and finished at 4pm Monday to Friday for £50 a week. This was with the largest company Wilwood Products one of three Brighton based basket making companies at the time, I am sad to say none of these companies are trading any longer. I became a full time professional after two years of being tutored in the traditional hands on way. I produce English bespoke willow baskets to order such as Furniture, Kitchen Storage, Pet, Picnic’s, Log, Laundry baskets.

I have supplied Harrods and made one off baskets for TV channels Sky, BBC, ITV and Channel 4 and London Palladium (Hamper for the back of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Glyndebourne Opera House, also for Film props. I have also supplied these countries for individuals purchases and on going companies in America, Australia, Germany, France, Spain and Japan to name a few. I have never failed to produce a basket that I have asked to make out of willow yet and pride myself on my work and the service given.

I still love to extend my skills in my free time, as this also enables me to keep interested and progressing within my chosen working field. To keep myself on my toes and to not become complacent, I like to experiment with new untried shapes and weaves.

If you want something made to measure and cannot find what you are looking for, I am here to help make what you want to size etc with a free no obligation quote. Mail order is an option as part of my service if you are not able to come and collect form me.

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    Stephen Caulfield

    58 Hayling Rise, Worthing BN13 3AQ, UK