An Exploration of Basketry Techniques and Materials

Design Galleries 

Featured below are some snap shots of my work. Click on the title for more images in the same category. 

Large Looped Wire bowls
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living willow potted heart
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basketry studio
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photo credit, Mark Lord

About

Geraldine Jones 

I have been a basketmaker in various guises since I was shown how to make my very first basket, using hedgerow willow and blackberry stems, by my neighbour, Tom Aldridge. Tom was from a travelling family and had made baskets from hedgerow materials when he travelled around Cornwall with a donkey cart, finally settling on Rosudgeon Common in a caravan with his wife. The whole process of cleaving the willow and splitting the blackberry stems was difficult to master as a beginner but I knew that I had found my vocation.

Videos 

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Paper Palace Maze YouTube Video

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Wire Basket  YouTube Video 

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Willow Heart YouTube Tutorial