Breck Heather Light

Annemarie O'Sullivan
£2,400
Breck Heather Light by Annemarie O'Sullivan, a functional piece inspired by the landscape of the Orkney Islands.

Breck Heather Light by Annemarie O'Sullivan was inspired by Annemarie's time spent on a residency on the Orkney Islands, organised by The New Craftsmen. “Breck” is derived from the old Orcadian word to describe shallow clay ground which stunted heather grows from. Heather has traditionally been used in Orkney to make rope and baskets, and known as as a reliable material for thatching roofs.
Material: Steel frame and natural heather
Dimensions: Height: 15cm, Length: 50cm, Width: 50cm
Care Instructions: Clean with dry dusting cloth only, from the inside to the outside of the lamp
Made to order (8-10 weeks)

Process

This lamp was crafted using small bundles of heather straw, gathered and assembled over a metal frame.
Breck Heather Light
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.