Lorna Singleton

Lorna Singleton is one of the UK’s last remaining ‘swillers’ specialists in woven products made with coppiced oak. Lorna graduated as an apprentice of the Bill Hogarth MBE Memorial Apprenticeship Trust, following three years of intensive tuition in coppice woodland management. Using simple hand tools and techniques from generations past, Lorna Singleton creates baskets based on the traditional patterns from South Cumbrian region as well as collaborating on contemporary applications for this historic practice.

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Lorna Singleton

North West England

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My products are made using Oak coppiced locally in South Cumbria, where I grew up. Oak is stronger than many materials. There is only so far that wood can be influenced, so you have to work with the material and it plays a part in deciding what I make.

Lorna SingletonSwill Oak Basket Maker


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