Wishing It Was Seaweed Bowl

Mary Butcher
Wishing It Was Seaweed Bowl by Mary Butcher, a decorative piece inspired by the craft heritage of the Orkney Islands.

Wishing It Was Seaweed Bowl by Mary Butcher was inspired by Mary's time spent on a residency on the Orkney Islands, organised by The New Craftsmen; meeting with local makers and becoming immersed in their world. Upon her return, Mary gathered materials that reminded her of the textures and hues of Orkney, such as the rich mustard seaweed, creating this unique piece from vellum.
Material: Vellum, waxed linen thread
Dimensions: Height: 11cm, Length: 17cm, Width: 15cm
Care Instructions: Clean with dry dusting cloth only
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This basket was created using vellum, a material which imitates the nature of seaweed but is more suitable for basket weaving.
Wishing It Was Seaweed Bowl
The Maker Mary Butcher Basket Maker - London

Basket maker Mary Butcher began her career as a willow specialist, learning local and traditional skills from apprenticed makers. Following further research into the art of basketmaking, and a Fellowship in Basketmaking at Manchester Metropolitan University, Mary began to explore new creative possibilities, and develop other ways of making. Mary’s research centres around the history of basket making, spending time with traditional makers and recording both the technical details and their changing practice in response to consumer demand.