Willow Harvest Basket

Annemarie O'Sullivan
Willow Harvest Basket by Annemarie O'Sullivan, made from chestnut harvested in East Sussex and from Somerset willow. The little sister to the Kindling Basket, this functional carrier is suitable for use as a shopper or as a decorative vessel.

Historical examples of agricultural baskets fascinate Annemarie and it is from these pieces that she draws her inspiration. The shape and the materials present a constant challenge, requiring strong hands to control the interplay between the willow and the form. This piece was made using the ranging technique, with double twine willow and an integrated hazel handle. Originally this basket would have been widely used around the farm for the collection of food.
Material: Willow, Sweet Chestnut
Dimensions: Height: 35cm Diameter: 25m
Care Instructions: The piece should be kept dry, it can be washed with warm water then dried thoroughly and quickly.
Made to order (12 Weeks)
Willow Harvest Basket by Annemarie O'Sullivan
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The Maker Annemarie O'Sullivan Basket Maker - South East England

Based in East Sussex, Annemarie O'Sullivan makes contemporary baskets using ancient British basket-making techniques. Annemarie grows around twenty varieties of willow, which she harvests by hand on a half-acre plot near her home. Working from a wooden studio in her garden, Annemarie creates both small-scale domestic objects and larger woven sculptures. Her baskets have been featured in The New York Times, The Irish Times, House and Garden and Country Living.