Willow Potato Drainer

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Willow Potato Drainer

46.00

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 skilled 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 is a traditional Potato Drainer. Used across Ireland, the potatoes would be boiled in the cauldron, drained in the basket and then the basket would be put back over the heat to keep warm. Its function may not be as necessary today, although this would make a great bit of camping kit, the function has governed the form. A form that we absolutely love, the cross patterning is gorgeous. 

 

(W)27 x (H)6cm 

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