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Lorna Singleton The New Craftsmen Portrait

Lorna Singleton

Basket Maker

Lorna Singleton is a ‘swiller’ – specialising in woven wooden products made using locally coppiced oak coppiced in South Cumbria.

Lorna graduated as a coppice apprentice of the Bill Hogarth MBE Memorial Apprenticeship Trust, following three years of intensive tuition in coppice woodland management and crafts.

Using simple hand tools and techniques used by generations of swillers before her, Lorna creates baskets based on the traditional patterns from the Furness area of South Cumbria. She incorporates contemporary features that show off the unique strength and flexibility of swill.

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