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Learning to weave seats and baskets has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. I am passionate about expanding and developing my knowledge by travelling across countries to discover traditional weaving styles.  At the same time, I promote heritage craft, sourcing my materials from Somerset, working with other established basketmakers and craftspeople.

In 2011, I took the Creative Basketry course at City Lit where I learned traditional and contemporary basket-weaving techniques. In 2013,  after I completed the course I worked as an apprentice at John Lawler’s antique restoration workshop. John Lawler is a second-generation Irish seat weaver and upholsterer based in North London, who became my mentor in traditional upholstery. In his workshop, I also got the opportunity to work on traditional cane and rush chairs. In 2017,  I set up my own seat-weaving business. I repair cane and rush chairs as well as rattan furniture. 

Since 2018 I have specialised in repairing rattan chairs for hotels . More recently, I undertook a significant conservation project to restore traditional Ladder and Spindle Back Rush chairs for Dr Johnson’ s House. A Grade 1 Listed small historic town house in the City of London.

I am a member of The Basketmakers' Association, Heritage Craft Association and The Basketry Collective. I have joined the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers’ in 2021. At present, I am working collaboratively with a furniture restorer, Tony Holohan, and building a local reputation for work done to a  professional standard.

Weaving Materials
Willow basket with antler handle, Basketmakers' Exhibition 2015
Organic form using brown willow City Lit Creative Basketry Exhibition 2013
Wicker Mannequin, Great Expectation  2022
Cane Shutters, Snow White 2022
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