Catkin Nest I

Joe Hogan
£150
A hand-woven decorative sculpture by master basket-maker Joe Hogan. Catkin Nest I is a response to the dramatic decrease in the number of birds in Europe’s skies over the last 30 years. Made with wild willow twigs and willow catkins gathered from his local woodland, Joe’s basket delicately recreates the beautiful organic form of a birds nest, with ornamental flourish.


Material: Willow twigs, willow catkins
Dimensions: Height: 10cm, L: 16cm Width: 17cm
Care Instructions: Extremely fragile, handle lightly
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Process

After collecting willow twigs and catkins from local woodland, Joe bends and weaves his branchlets to create a swirled nest. Building pieces with found and foraged materials allows Joe to be selective. Choosing each item carefully, the twigs are then 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.