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 Westmead Basket is a beautifully made, strong everyday basket. It is simple in its form, perfectly sized to be carried and comfortable to hold. The subtle colours of dark greens and rich browns make it quiet yet confident. A lovely example of Claire's practice.
(H)27 x (W)27cm