Peatmoss Windblown Basket

Alison Dickens
£745
Peatmoss Windblown Basket by Alison Dickens, a dynamic, contemporary piece crafted from Brittany Green Willow from Somerset, with a flash of unknown 'Hambrook Yellow' harvested from Hambrook marshes in Kent.

Drawn to sculptural forms, Alison's work evokes the high curves and edges of British landscapes, from the Yorkshire Dales to the Suffolk coast, as well as the shapes and patterns carved into the terrain by water and wind.
Material: Brittany Green Willow
Dimensions: Height: 38cm, Length: 55cm, Width: 55cm
Care Instructions: Wipe gently with cloth
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Process

The basket has been crafted using the rope wale (or rope coil) weave, which involves weaving with a bundle of willow, and adding a new rod at every stroke. This technique creates dimension and texture, resulting in a strong sense of movement in the piece.
Peatmoss Windblown Basket
The Maker Alison Dickens Basket Maker - London

Alison Dickens makes organic, sculptural forms which call upon a rich and varied craft tradition. Her work is inspired by the curves and frisson of sparse open landscapes, such as the Yorkshire Dales and the Norfolk and Suffolk coasts, as well as the patterns made by water, wind and waves. Alison trained for two years on the City Lit Basketry Course and is now based at Cockpit Arts, London. She has also exhibited at Craft Central and the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers' 450th Anniversary Fair.