Artwork for Alisha Davidson
Willow asymmetric basket with contorted handle
Contorted willow trug basket
Leather handbag basket
Willow frame trug basket
Contorted willow frame basket
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 innovative 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 am currently 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
The Lion Gallery, Leominster
Deepwood Gallery, Ludlow
Acton Scott, Craven Arms