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I use mainly Somerset  grown Willow  supplied  by Coates of Meare Green or Musgroves of Westonzoyland, alongside special coloured varieties which I grow myself (black )

or get from other specialist growers.

 

I have learnt about the use of Willow since 2004 on various short courses at West Dean College with Jackie Binns M,Des, R.C.A. and Mary Butcher.  Also with Mary Crabb at Amberley Museum  and Christine Llewellyn at Walberton. I have been a full time basket maker since early 2013.

 

I am a member of The Basketmakers' Association which exists to set standards of workmanship and teaching, but which does not imply endorsement or responsibility of the Association for a particular maker’s work.

 

I sell my work  at selected craft fairs and events in the South, find details of these below and will also supply by post.

 

I am also willing to make items to commission, please enquire if you require something unusual.

 

I have exhibited work in various galleries between 2010 and 2019, these include :

The Riverside Gallery, Barnes Green, London, SW13 9LP

Showborough House Art in the Garden event , Twyning, near Tewkesbury, GL20 6DN

St. Barbe Museum and Art gallery, Lymington, SO41 9BH

Rum’s Eg Gallery, 27 Bell Street, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8GY (now closed down)

First-View Gallery, Spread Eagle Courtyard, Stourton, Warminster,BA12 6QE

The First Gallery, 1 Burnham Chase, Bitterne, Southampton, SO18 5DG  

The Creative Gallery, St. John’s Hill, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 4NB

 

I teach some workshops,  materials are included in price of all courses.

I am also available to teach and demonstrate in your own area within a 50 mile radius of Emsworth, Hampshire.

 

Usually between  March and November I  demonstrate at The Weald & Downland Living Museum , Singleton, West Sussex, PO18 0EU on occasional weekdays, usually 2 per month.

See photo of a Visitor in March 2019 examining samples.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EVENTS 2021 will be updated as booked  or confirmed, depending on restrictions.

 

27th March - 10th April  - Emsworth Artists Spring 2021 Art Exhibition, Online

See www.emsworthartists.org.uk/exhibition.html

 

9th June - Frame baskets at Weald & Downland Living Museum, Singleton, West Sussex, PO18 0EU. Details to be confirmed see www.wealddown.co.uk for further information

 

21st to 22nd August - West’s Woodfair, Newhouse Ln, Chichester PO18 0NJ

 

11th - 12th September -  1000-1700 - Emsworth Arts Trail, Slipper Function Room, The Brookfield Hotel,  93 Havant Road, Emsworth, PO10 7LF

 

18th - 19th  September - 1000-1700 - Emsworth Arts Trail, Slipper Function Room, The Brookfield Hotel,  93 Havant Road, Emsworth, PO10 7LF

 

 

 

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