Willow Seedlip Basket

Annemarie O'Sullivan
£400
This Willow Seedlip Basket by Annemarie O'Sullivan, a carrier with leather straps made from willow harvested in East Sussex. This functional shopper is suitable for regular use or as a decorative piece.

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 is based on the traditional basket used to carry seeds whilst hand-sowing the land. It is curved on one side so that it sits neatly on the hip. Over time the willow will ease even further to accommodate the exact form of the wearer.
Material: Willow, Leather strap
Dimensions: Height: 20cm Length: 28cm Diameter: 16cm
Care Instructions: The piece should be kept dry, it can be washed with warm water then dried thoroughly and quickly.
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Willow Seedlip Basket by Annemarie O'Sullivan
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.