Annemarie O’Sullivan

2016 QEST D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust Scholar - Basketmaking
West Sussex

Annemarie’s work is rooted in the ancient craft of basket making; willow connects her to the land and to all of the basket makers who have come before. She uses weaving and binding techniques which have been used for hundreds of years to create domestic objects through to larger architectural woven forms. Working mainly with machined or coppiced wood, willow, straw and hay, Annemarie likes to have her feet on the earth. She makes forms and spaces, which are a response to materials she grows and gathers from the land.

In 2016 QEST funding allowed her to visit and train with some of the best of her contemporaries, including Alexandra Marks in Italy, Les Llewellyn in Wales, Alison Fitzgerald in Northern Ireland, Mary Butcher in Kent and at Villaines les Rochers in France.