Willow "Jekyll" Trug

Hilary Burns
'Jekyll Trug' by basket-maker Hilary Burns. An intricately detailed trug basket woven from willow grown on Hilary's Devonshire willow bed.
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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.