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jenny Crisp

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How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

Together we’ve created Willow with Roots, a company steeped in heritage, devoted to high-quality crafts(wo)manship and unabashedly pushing the boundaries of what willow can do.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

Freedom of expression

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

We're a mother-daughter partnership with a shared passion for combining traditional basket making and willow growing with innovative and unique design.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

We collaborate with designers and private clients on bespoke projects, working to a brief from concept to completion.
We work individually and together to make our signature baskets. These objects are available for purchase via our online shop
Jenny has almost 40 years experience of teaching basketmaking and willow growing, Issy is beginning to get a few years under her belt. Together or
individually we run courses throughout the year both at home or away.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

Issy Wilkes - First class honours degree in Theatre Design, ongoing apprenticeship in willow growing and basket making with Jenny Crisp.
Jenny Crisp - Degree in Woven textiles at WSCAD. One year apprenticeship in willow growing and basket making with David Drew.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Ruthin Craft Centre - 2022

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

Tinsmiths - Ledbury
Muchenley Pottery - Somerset

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