Annemarie O’Sullivan

Basket Maker

Annemarie O’Sullivan is a modern basket maker based in Sussex. Her baskets and woven objects are a response to the materials she hand gathers from the land. She grows around twenty different types of willow and often combines these with coppiced wood. She is passionate about seeing the making process through from source to finished piece.

Her work draws on the sturdiness of agricultural baskets, the curves of the landscape and a deep respect for ancient crafts. She is inspired by simple connections with basket makers from the past.

The weaving and binding techniques Annemarie uses have been used for hundreds of years to create small-scale domestic objects through to larger-scale woven forms. This connection with nature draws her to site specific, beautifully crafted works, which are steeped in history and landscape.

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