Basketmaking, chair seating and willow work

Basketmaking – a Japanese approach with Mary Butcher

Ref: S5D07499

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Drawing on the esteemed tradition of Japanese basketmaking, develop a practical understanding of basketry weaves, as you work on small experimental works, exploring the Japanese aesthetic. You will develop personal ideas and understand the importance of balancing technique and material, using both natural and manmade materials.


Mary Butcher

Mary Butcher is a basketmaker, exhibition curator, writer and teacher. She held a prestigious crafts residency at the V&A's Sackler Centre in 2009. Recent exhibitions include 'This Beloved Earth', The Barony, West Kilbride, Scotland, 'Basketry Making Human Nature' at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich 2012, Re-Making the Past from the Devon Guild of Craftsmen and tour, 2014 (a study in Bronze Age Creativity) and 'Dimensions' in Denmark, 2016. She received an MBE for services to basketmaking in 2012 and one of two Crafts Skills Champions Awards in 2013.


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