Wayside I sold
Diameter 27.5cm, Height 25.5cm
Coiled wild grass, hazel handle, thick hemp twine.
Fragrant as a hayfield, this basket comes straight from the land, from fields and woods. It has beautiful textures in the natural materials and is highly tactile.
In high summer, I gather wild grasses from the corner of a favourite Sussex field. Dried and stored in the studio, I later coil the grass with hemp twine into a vessel form, using a special tool, a bone fid. Coiling (lip work) is an ancient technique; a slow, methodical process. In the winter months I cut hazel cut sustainably from the woods and form it into a handle. Once set, it’s attached to the basket. I make offerings before cutting grass and hazel: a gesture of reciprocity.
You can find out more about how I harvest my materials on this page of my website.
Maximum load 1.5kg.
UK shipping only. P&P added at checkout / Free pick up from my studio in Lewes, BN7.
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