Willow Exploration 41

Maggie Smith
Willow Exploration 41, is a decorative piece by contemporary basket maker Maggie Smith, crafted from locally-sourced willow. Part of a series of work exploring the potential of willow, this dynamic sculptural form pays tribute to the art of contemporary basketry. Renowned for experimenting with form and materiality in her work, Maggie's primary source of inspiration is drawn from the natural world; from which she sources most of her materials.
Material: Willow wood & bark.
cm: Width 8cm, Depth 8cm, Height 14.5cm
inches: Width 3.1in, Depth 3.1in, Height 5.7in
Care Instructions: Keep dry, colours may fade in strong direct sunlight.


Maggie Smith’s recent work is focused on willow, which has inspired a closed-loop approach to making, whereby every piece of the plant is used, from leaf to root.
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.