Kindling Basket

Annemarie O'Sullivan
'Kindling Basket' by Annemarie O'Sullivan, a contemporary handwoven willow basket, finished with a hazel wood handle.

A contemporary handwoven willow basket, finished with a hazel wood handle. The idea of the 'Kindling basket' came to basket maker Annemarie O'Sullivan while she was researching ancient basket-making traditions, learning about frames and the ways in which wooden elements were incorporated into baskets.
Material: Willow, Hazel handle
Dimensions: Width: 39cm Height: 46.5cm
Care Instructions: The piece should be kept dry, it can be washed with warm water then dried thoroughly and quickly.
Made to order (16 Weeks)
Kindling Basket by Annemarie O'Sullivan
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When I made a willow basket that very first evening‚ I went to bed and was dreaming of the willow, moving in arches and tight turns. It reminded me of how I feel when I swim, which is the same kind of movement. It's a really lovely fluid feeling, one I experience deep in my body.
Annemarie O'SullivanBasket Maker
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.