Tel: 01306 884741
Balchins Lane Westcott England RH4 3LN GB
Cane, Contemporary, Rush, Willow, Willow Sculpture
Teach, Demonstrate, Accept commissions or run a business, Retail finished work,
I started weaving about 18 years ago when a lovely lady called Catherine Beaumont showed me how to make the base of a basket
From that moment on I have had a creative journey, working with and learning about willow.
My beginnings were very part time, but in the last few years I’ve been dedicating much more of my life to the study and practise of this amazing material.
With help from the Basket Makers Assoctaion and Worshipful Company of Basketmakers I have had the incredible experience of learning from two very amazing women, Jenny Crisp and Ane Lyngsgaard, each with their own unique skills and styles I have been able to improve my squarework and curvature whilst increasing my knowledge of basket making.
I have since been on courses with Mary Butcher, Anne Marie O’Sullivan and Mary Crabb which have all been excellent and have helped me technically with my work.
I am inspired to make, create and design anew, and more than ever to bring this wonderful medium back to life.
Based near Dorking, Surrey, I run courses to share this knowledge, at RHS Wisley, Wotton Village Hall and my home studio where I weave and enjoy spending some quiet time away from this busy world.