Pouch on Weathered Gorse Wood

Pouch On Weathered Gorse Wood is a decorative basket by Irish basket-maker Joe Hogan. This piece is inspired by the poetry of John O'Donoghue and the sublime beauty of Joe's local landscape in Ireland. Hand-woven from home-grown willow and featuring a gnarled gorse handle, the basket celebrates the beauty of natural materials. Working in a remote location affords Joe the ability to connect with the natural world.
Material: Willow, gorse
cm: Width 93cm, Depth 100cm, Height 70cm
inches: Width 36.6in, Depth 39.4in, Height 27.6in
Care Instructions: Dust gently with a dry cloth


Joe grows his own willow, harvesting annually from late-November to mid-March. The willow is dried and soaked, before it becomes pliable and is weaved into the form of a basket. The weathered gorse handle is added after the basket has been woven.
The Maker Joe Hogan Basket Maker - Republic of Ireland

Joe Hogan is a master basket-maker based in Loch Na Fooey, a glacial lake situated in the Republic of Ireland. Joe uses local willow, as well as local larch, catkins and bog wood to construct woven sculptures and baskets, showcasing his deep understanding of material and place. Moving to Loch Na Fooey in 1978, Joe trained with numerous Irish basket makers, learning techniques rarely seen in the modern day. Joe Hogan’s work is internationally recognised, and has been shortlisted for the Loewe Craft Prize in 2018.