Windblown Basket I

Alison Dickens
Windblown Basket I by Alison Dickens, a dynamic, contemporary piece crafted from willow, featuring a rod border.

Windblown Basket I by basket maker Alison Dickens. Drawn to sculptural forms, Alison's work evokes the high curves and edges of British landscapes, from the Yorkshire Dales to the Suffolk coast; as well as the forms and patterns carved into the terrain by water and wind.
Material: Willow
cm: Width 54cm, Depth 54cm, Height 45cm
inches: Width 21.3in, Depth 21.3in, Height 17.7in
Care Instructions: Wipe with cloth
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The basket has been crafted using the rope wale (or rope coil) weave, which involves weaving with a bundle of willow, adding a new rod at every stroke. This technique creates dimension and texture, resulting in a strong sense of movement in the piece.
The Maker Alison Dickens Basket Maker - London

Alison Dickens makes organic, sculptural forms which call upon a rich and varied craft tradition. Her work is inspired by the curves and frisson of sparse open landscapes, such as the Yorkshire Dales and the Norfolk and Suffolk coasts, as well as the patterns made by water, wind and waves. Alison trained for two years on the City Lit Basketry Course and is now based at Cockpit Arts, London. She has also exhibited at Craft Central and the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers' 450th Anniversary Fair.