Reclining Pod with Long Beak-like Stone

Joe Hogan
Reclining Pod With Long Beak-Like Stone is a decorative sculpture by Irish basket-maker Joe Hogan. It is inspired by the sublime beauty of the landscape where Joe lives in Loch Na Fooey.

Inspired by the poetry of John O'Donoghue and his local landscape in Ireland, this piece is hand-woven from willow, grown by Joe. With its tapered form, the willow envelops a beak-shaped stone at the bottom, creating a sense of intrigue and deftly combining the man-made and the natural.
Material: Willow, stone
Dimensions: Height: 70cm, Length: 42cm, Width: 60cm
Care Instructions: Dust gently with a dry cloth
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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 this sculptural piece.
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.