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I make baskets, sculptural forms and cordage, mostly from willow but also from from rush and salvaged materials. I am based in East Sussex, where I have recently begun to grow and harvest my own willow bed, as well as foraging materials from the landscape. Everything is crafted by hand, and a basket may take several hours or even days from start to finish.

The role of baskets in the twenty-first century is somewhat niche… I see my work as attempting to preserve their place as aesthetic and functional forms, harnessing beauty, nature and craftsmanship in an age of mass-produced, disposable plastic vessels.

To purchase baskets or enquire about workshops or commissions, contact me via:

  • telephone: 07913 651638 or 01435 882327
  • email: hello@emmapurcell.net




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