Birch & Reindeer Moss Nest VII

Joe Hogan
£130
A hand-woven decorative sculpture by master basket-maker Joe Hogan. Birch & Reindeer Moss Nest VII is a response to the dramatic decrease in the number of birds in Europe’s skies over the last 30 years. Made with wild birch twigs and reindeer moss gathered from his local woodland, Joe’s basket delicately recreates the beautiful organic form of a birds nest, with ornamental flourish.


Material: Birch twigs, reindeer moss
Dimensions: Height: 9cm, Length: 14cm, Width: 14cm
Care Instructions: Extremely fragile, handle lightly. Please note pieces may shed slightly in transit.
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Process

After collecting wild birch twigs from local woodland, Joe bends his branchlets to create a swirled nest and weaves in airy reindeer moss. Building pieces with found and foraged materials allows Joe to be selective. Choosing each item carefully, the stems and fronds are delicately constructed with sculptural intent. Each finished nest is a one-off artwork.
The Maker Joe Hogan Basket Maker - Republic of Ireland

Joe Hogan is a master basket-maker based in Loch Na Fooey, a glacial lake situated in the Republic of Ireland. Joe uses local willow, as well as local larch, catkins and bog wood to construct woven sculptures and baskets, showcasing his deep understanding of material and place. Moving to Loch Na Fooey in 1978, Joe trained with numerous Irish basket makers, learning techniques rarely seen in the modern day. Joe Hogan’s work is internationally recognised, and has been shortlisted for the Loewe Craft Prize in 2018.