Claire Kinsella uses locally foraged willow along with her own grown crops to create her utterly wonderful baskets. Traditional in every way yet there seems to prevail a modern look to her work. Curved edges meet straight lines, the rustic material is weaved into contemporary forms. Claire has a skill that comes naturally to her, from the basketry process itself right through to her keen eye for spotting hedgerow gems to incorporate into each piece.
This Brandeer Basket it a particularly special one from Claire. The oval form is a difficult one to master in basketry, especially with such a beautiful weave. Claire has formed a basket that has a wonderful larger size, contrasted by its softer subtle tones. The grey of the ash handle handle compliments the willow perfectly, so much so this basket makes us feel like its just been plucked from the woodland thanks to its natural colouring.
A remarkable piece of work.
(H)40 x (W)39cm