Cherry Chung

2019 QEST Edith Murphy Foundation Scholar - Willow Weaving

Based in Manchester, Cherry undertakes commissions from private individuals to public sector and delivers workshops in traditional and contemporary willow basket making and sculpture across North West England.

In 2017, Cherry attended a course with master Ane Lyngsgaard at Pileriet, her training centre for basketry, weaving and design in Denmark. She found Ane, her repertoire of styles and the environment to be inspirational and applied for a QEST Scholarship to return.  Over a series of visits, Cherry will learn techniques for weaving baskets using willow, bark and reeds and explore organic forms with willow as a sculptural medium that will enhance her commercial range and teaching.