Willow Lidded Vessel
Willow Lidded 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 imagery of storage and carrying baskets from numerous areas of the world, all constructed on wooden stands and holders. Maggie wanted this piece to have a layered look and feel based on her findings. 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 28cm, Depth 28cm, Height 40cm
inches: Width 11in, Depth 11in, Height 15.7in
Care Instructions: Keep out of direct sunlight as some plant materials tend to fade over time. Remove dust with feather dust or compressed air.