Based in East Sussex, Annemarie O’Sullivan makes modern baskets using ancient basket-making techniques. Her baskets and woven objects are a response to the materials she hand gathers from the land, and she grows around twenty varieties of willow on a half-acre plot near her home. She is passionate about seeing the making process through from source to finished piece.
Working from a wooden studio in her garden, Annemarie creates both small-scale domestic objects and larger scale, site-specific woven forms.
Her work draws on the sturdiness of agricultural baskets, the curves of the landscape and a deep respect for ancient crafts. This connection with nature draws her to site specific, beautifully crafted works, which are steeped in history and landscape.