Stephen Caulfield is a professional basketmaker with over 33 years experience. He trained at Wilwood Products in 1985 as an apprentice in Brighton and after two years he started on piecework. He has supplied Harrods, Movies and TV channels, The London Palladium, and Glyndebourne Opera. Commissions include 28 hampers for all the NATO leaders. He is a member of The Basketmakers' Association.
Describe your approach to teaching.
To show how easy it is to make useful attractive sustainable products to use and cherish. Giving the basic technique for individual expression within the art of willow weaving.
What inspires your own work?
Flowing natural colours and shapes, being environmentally friendly and sustainable. I love to challenge myself with unusual shapes and weave, as basketmaking is a growing skill where you never stop learning. The more you learn, the more you find there is to learn.