Alison Dickens

Alison Dickens makes organic, sculptural forms which call upon a rich and varied craft tradition. Her work is inspired by the curves and frisson of sparse open landscapes, such as the Yorkshire Dales and the Norfolk and Suffolk coasts, as well as the patterns made by water, wind and waves. Alison trained for two years on the City Lit Basketry Course and is now based at Cockpit Arts, London. She has also exhibited at Craft Central and the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers' 450th Anniversary Fair.

Basket Maker

Alison Dickens

London

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THE PROCESS

Alison creates her sculptural forms in willow sourced from Somerset, as well as delicate coiled and plaited vessels from bark and other materials harvested locally from gardens in Kent and Sussex. Her work is sculptural rather than functional but calls on a rich and varied craft tradition, elevating basketry to contemporary craft status.

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Maker's Quote

I am drawn to the challenge and physicality of making by hand: the tensioning of material, the calmness of repetition, the satisfaction of solving a construction problem; and pleasure of seeing something take shape under your hand.

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  1. Peatland Windblown Basket
    Peatland Windblown Basket
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    Alison Dickens
    £745
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  2. The Mosses Windblown Basket
    The Mosses Windblown Basket
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    Alison Dickens
    £745
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  3. Peatmoss Windblown Basket
    Peatmoss Windblown Basket
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    Alison Dickens
    £745
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  4. Windblown Basket I
    Windblown Basket I
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    £840
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  5. Windblown Basket II
    Windblown Basket II
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    Alison Dickens
    £720
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  6. Windblown Basket III
    Windblown Basket III
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    Alison Dickens
    £720
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  7. Buckled Basket
    Buckled Basket
    Alison Dickens
    £505
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