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Hilary Burn's basketwork is based on traditional techniques used in a contemporary way. This waste paper basket uses heavy willow to give it a robust, chunky and natural looking style.
Material: Willow wood
Dimensions: Width: 30cm
Care Instructions: Wipe with cloth
Hilary grows numerous varieties of willow on the Dartington estate, Devon. Between November and March she harvests the crops, drying the rods and re-soaking for weaving as required throughout the year.
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.