Willow Feasting Centrepiece (Small)

Small Willow Feasting Centrepiece by Annemarie O'Sullivan, a functional serving platter. This elegant, long platter can be used during a meal, or as a decorative piece, placed atop a table or affixed to the wall.

This Willow Feasting centrepiece pays homage to the Sussex trug by referencing the sweet chestnut hoop. Woven in the style of a tension tray commonly seen in Catalonia to produce a highly patterned surface. A wonderful feature on any festive table, this Feasting Centerpiece is the perfect spot to break bread and remember the simple pleasures of the Season. Woven from sweet chestnut harvested from Annemarie's East Sussex allotment and Somerset willow, this is a true piece of British craft. This piece is sustainably produced from ethically sourced materials.
Material: Willow, Sweet Chestnut
cm: Width 28cm, Depth 45cm, Height 5cm
inches: Width 11in, Depth 17.7in, Height 2in
Care Instructions: The piece should be kept dry, it can be washed with warm water then dried thoroughly and quickly.


Sweet chestnut is coppiced, cleaved, shaved and steam bent to produce the sturdy and elegant frame. This is a slow, methodical process mainly taking place in the springtime when the sweet chestnut has been gently seasoned. The centrepiece is then woven from willow harvested from Annemarie’s East Sussex Osier bed - making this a true piece of British craft, sustainably produced from ethically-sourced materials.
The Maker Annemarie O'Sullivan Basket Maker - South East England

Based in East Sussex, Annemarie O'Sullivan makes contemporary baskets using ancient British basket-making techniques. Annemarie grows around twenty varieties of willow, which she harvests by hand on a half-acre plot near her home. Working from a wooden studio in her garden, Annemarie creates both small-scale domestic objects and larger woven sculptures. Her baskets have been featured in The New York Times, The Irish Times, House and Garden and Country Living.