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Willow Exploration 23

Maggie Smith

£290.00

Part of a series of works by Maggie Smith, Willow Exploration 23 is a decorative piece of natural sculpture exploring the full potential of the material. Drawing from a range of craft traditions, Maggie has employed papier-mâché, skeining, and coiling techniques, to craft this unique collector’s item.Read More

Willow Exploration 23

Maggie Smith

£290.00

Part of a series of works by Maggie Smith, Willow Exploration 23 is a decorative piece of natural sculpture exploring the full potential of the material. Drawing from a range of craft traditions, Maggie has employed papier-mâché, skeining, and coiling techniques, to craft this unique collector’s item.Read More

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  • Product Details

    The creation of this piece was a labour-of-love focused on a closed-loop approach, whereby none of the willow plant was wasted. The stalks and central ribs were separated from the leaves. Paper was then made from these leaves, and papier-mâchéd to form the bowl. The central section was crafted by coiling the stalks and bark to the bowl. The finishing details were completed using stitched bark, alongside stripped and skeined willow wood. This layered, textured approach to making has revealed a range of natural patinas and colours distinct to this material.

    About Maggie Smith

    Employing a range of traditional basketry and craft techniques, Maggie Smith creates contemporary interior pieces, including wall features, sculptural pieces, large vessels, and functional baskets. Her recent work has concentrated significantly on willow, a focus that has inspired a closed-loop approach to making, whereby every piece of the plant is utilised, from the leaves to the roots.

    See more of Maggie's pieces here

    Dimensions

    Height: 12cm
    Width: 14cm
    Length: 20cm

    Material

    Stripped willow wood, leaves and bark.

    Care Instructions

    Do not display directly over a heat source as colours may fade in direct sunlight

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    If you are not happy with your purchase then you have 14 days to return it for an exchange or refund. You will be responsible for the return shipping costs. If you have commissioned a maker or purchased a made to order product, please read the full returns policy.

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