Hope to see you at the Great Dixter Christmas Fair this weekend. Should be a great atmosphere and lots of quality products from local makers. Spread the word!
This time next week I’ll be in County Galway staying with Joe Hogan, master basketmaker and artist. I’ve admired Joe’s work for years and am thrilled to be able to learn from him. This visit has been made possible by the generous HCA* and NADFAS** bursary, the first part of which went towards learning traditional work with Adrian Charlton. With Joe however, I’m hoping to explore techniques used in more contemporary, sculptural work (such as his pods, one pictured above).
(*The Heritage Craft Association and ** The National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies)
Do come along tomorrow evening between 6 and 8pm to see some stunning artwork and craftsmanship from a host of talented makers and artists. Aside from that, I will also have some baskets for sale!
Follow this link to the gallery’s website to find out more: