I have a passion for the handmade and homegrown, making everyday objects that are a joy to use. My work is traditional but continues to evolve.
I like to make robust, functional baskets that are tactile and hopefully bring great pleasure to those who choose to own them.
I produce a range of baskets and site specific sculptural work.
Most of my projects are made to commission, so please contact me.If you have a particular project in mind. If you can think it up I can probably make it.
I have been making baskets since 1992 following training in France, Poland and the UK.
I live and work in Deanscales near Cockermouth in West Cumbria and grow 38 varieties of willow on several small plots close to home.
My willow is harvested and graded by hand and air dried before use. It is grown without the use of pesticide ,herbicide or fungicide.
My finished baskets are environmentally clean, sustainably produced to the highest standards of integrity.
The wood for my furniture and spoons is carefully sourced, usually from storm damaged trees, coppice woodlands and conservation management projects.
These are some examples of my basket work. I can make baskets to your requirements. Please do get in touch to discuss your ideas.
A range of site specific sculptures in both live and non-live willow.play stuctures, arbours, fences, animals, figurines. Please contact me to discuss your requirements.
I also produce a range of furniture to commission. I work with cleft wood and strive to retain as much character as possible in the finished pieces.