Julie has been basketmaking for around 20 years now. She was originally taught traditional basketry by professional makers in England, Scotland, and Ireland. A few years ago she moved to East Sussex from Scotland where she was chair of the Scottish Basketmakers’ Circle. She enjoys being by the sea and is still based on the coast now in Hastings with her studio near Rye in Iden.
Working mainly with willow, she also loves experimenting with other materials. Julie is inspired by basketry and techniques from different cultures as well as the natural environment and the materials it provides.
Julie now makes contemporary pieces including sculptural forms and 2D pieces as well as her more traditional work. Julie’s contemporary work is often in shops and exhibitions. Contact her or see the events page to find out where she presently has work on display.
About Julie’s Services
Baskets-Julie can make baskets to order on a commission basis or you can arrange to see her stock at her studio in Iden.
Tuition-Julie enjoys sharing her skills and is an experienced teacher offering classes for adults and children She runs regular classes in the Hastings and Rye area for adults, and can also provide workshops tailored to your groups needs. She will also give private tuition on request.
Demonstrations-Julie is available for basket-making demonstrations to groups or at events.
To keep up to date with the classes Julie offers sign up to her mailing list. You can also follow her basketry activity on Facebook and Instagram