Mary Crabb is an award-winning contemporary basketmaker. Having
originally worked in willow, Mary now works with fine flexible
materials, both natural and man-made, to create small, detailed and
decorative woven forms exploring the connection between basketry
Mary is a member of the Basketmakers' Association and Yeoman member of the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers.
Describe your approach to teaching:
I like to teach through demonstration, then support and encourage students as they work independently. I hope to inspire, to enable students to gain the knowledge and skills they need.
What inspires your work?
Inspiration comes from nature and the man-made environment. An interest in heritage, engineering and mathematical concepts influence my making. Line, structure and form are all important, as is the quality of my finished work.