I will be opening my studio to the public as part of Cambridge Open Studios on the 1st & 2nd weekends in July 2016. If you are interested in watching me weave then I will be in action from 11am-6pm Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd July and then again on Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th July.
There will be a variety of baskets for sale both large and small in an array of materials and I will also be able to discuss commissions if you have specific ideas and dimensions.
I could be weaving willow on the plank in a traditional stake and strand method to form a fruit picking Blackberry basket or Log basket, or plaiting rushes and stitching them to form a Flaggon basket as used by Fen folk in the 19th and early 20th Centuries to carry their lunch or docky.Prices range from £7-£150
There are two other Open Studios artists in the village of Wardy Hill a potter Tony Pugh and his wife Dorothy a printmaker so it is a great opportunity to watch some ancient and skilful crafts in action. Please do have a look at Cambridge Open Studios website and check our artists pages for details of opening days and times.
Above-Myself at the start of last years Open Studios-it wasn’t always sunny and hot, but mostly, and at one point I had 12 visitors in my small workspace.
Below- Weaving Pumpkin Log Baskets on the plank in white and Dicky meadows willow at July 2015 Open Studios.