Willow Gourd Vessel
Willow Gourd Vessel by Maggie Smith is part of the ‘Plant Explorations’ collection, facilitated by The New Craftsmen. Earlier this year, The New Craftsmen invited a select group of craftspeople to the Economic Botany Collections at Kew Gardens to examine and creatively respond to a myriad of objects and their narratives. This piece is inspired by the layering found in storage and carrying baskets in the collection, as well as looking at the various forms of the humble gourd. Made using willow grown in her garden, Maggie showcases the versatility of the plant by incorporating every part, including the leaves, wood, bark and roots.
cm: Width 16cm, Depth 16cm, Height 36cm
inches: Width 6.3in, Depth 6.3in, Height 14.2in
Care Instructions: Keep out of direct sunlight as some plant materials tend to fade over time. Remove dust with feather dust or compressed air.