‘Sinfonia Series’ Viola I

Maggie Smith
£2,500
Sinfonia Series' Viola I, a collaborative piece by contemporary basket maker Maggie Smith and Malcolm Williamson, a woodworker and string instrument maker.

'Sinfonia Series' Viola Iis a collaborative project between two masters of their craft: basket maker Maggie Smith and string instrument maker Malcolm Williamson. In creating the piece, the makers were challenged to combine their unique skills and knowledge, creating a dynamic contemporary form. This piece has been crafted from locally-sourced willow and yew wood.
Material: Yew Wood & Willow Bark.
Dimensions: Width: 26cm, Length: 23cm
Care Instructions: Keep dry, colours may fade in strong direct sunlight.
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Process

This piece was created using traditional Viola rib construction, knitting & assembly techniques.
‘Sinfonia Series’ Viola I
The Maker Maggie Smith Basket Maker - East Midlands

Maggie Smith is a contemporary basket maker based in Northampton. Maggie has a willow bed in Essex, where she produces her materials as well as garething materials from the local countryside. Employing a range of traditional basketry techniques, Maggie Smith creates modern interior pieces, including sculptural forms, large vessels, and baskets. Whilst much of her inspiration comes from the natural world, she enjoys experimenting and exploring materials that feed her creativity and drive her practice forward.