I have been basketmaking for around 20 years now. I was originally taught traditional basketry by professional makers in England, Scotland, and Ireland. A few years ago I moved to East Sussex from Isle of Arran in Scotland. I enjoy being by the sea and am still based on the coast now in Hastings with her studio near Rye in Iden. As well as doing my own making I have formed an enterprise called Marsh Willow with my partner James which concentrates more on willow growing and artists charcoal production from willow offcuts. We also occasionally make a film about what we do!
About My Work
Working mainly with willow, I also love experimenting with other materials. I am inspired by basketry and techniques from different cultures as well as the natural environment and the materials it provides.
I now make contemporary pieces including sculptural forms and 2D pieces as well as my more traditional work. My work is for sale in our online MarshWillowShop
Contact me or see the events page to find out about galleries, shops and fairs where my work on display.
About My 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-I enjoy sharing my skills and am an experienced teacher offering classes for adults and children. I can provide workshops tailored to your groups needs. and will also give private tuition on request. More info here
Demonstrations – I am available for basket-making demonstrations to groups or at events.
Drop – In Sessions – at festivals and fairs drop in have a go sessions are often more appropriate. I can provide activities enjoyed by children and adults
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