I work predominantly with willow, which I grow myself or source as locally as possible, I also enjoy incorporating materials I've foraged to add colour and texture to my work. The materials I use are produced with as little negative impact to the natural world as possible to ensure that what I'm creating is sustainable.
Heritage techniques are used throughout my work to create pieces that will stand the test of time whilst also incorporating innovative ideas to push the boundaries of tradition.
I am a maker of both traditional and contemporary baskets.
I share my time between making baskets to sell, commission work and teaching workshops.
I have attended the City & Guilds level 2 Certificate in Creative Techniques in Basketry, at Westhope College, which I finished with a Distinction and also received the Basketmakers Association Professional Progress Award for my work during the course. I have just finished studying for the City & Guilds Level 3 diploma in Craft Skills for Creative Industries (Basketry).
Participate Contemporary Artspace, Shrewsbury - Scaffolds with Nature - August & September 2019
H-Art - September 2021 & 2022 - St Michaels Church, Tenbury
Secret Severn Art Trail - September 2021 & 2022
Oxenham Art, Leominster