Basketmaking, chair seating and willow work

Chair seating with cane, rush, willow or cord with Mary Butcher

Ref: SLW08485

Suitable for all

£390.00
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About this course

Learn traditional chair seating techniques including handling materials, weaving and the finishing process. Bring a chair or stool to re-seat in one of the materials listed or pre-order a stool frame from the College Craft Shop.

Tutors

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.

Accommodation

Residential option available. Find out accommodation costs and how to book here.

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