Willow Bark Sieve II (Medium)

Hilary Burns
Willow Bark Sieve II is a decorative piece by Devon-based basketmaker Hilary Burns. It is made from cleft willow, cherry bark and Japanese urushi lacquer.
Material: Willow, cherry bark, urushi lacquer
Dimensions: Height: 10cm, Length: 32cm, Width: 32cm
Care Instructions: Dust and wipe with cloth, store in a warm dry place
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Hilary grows numerous varieties of willow on the Dartington estate, Devon. Between November and March she harvests the crops, drying the rods and re-soaking for weaving as required throughout the year.
Willow Bark Sieve II (Medium)
The Maker Hilary Burns Basket Maker - South West England

Hilary Burns is a Devon based basketmaker who grows, harvests, soaks and bends her own willow to create functional pieces and decorative baskets. Weaving has been a constant in her life, originally she trained as a fabric weaver before taking up the craft of basketry thirty years ago. In 1985, she planted several willow beds to grow her own sustainable materials – hazel, oak and ash. Her work is based on traditional techniques applied in a contemporary way to achieve a robust and natural look.