August 9th 2022 - August 27th 2022
Sixteen full-time professional willow basket makers, artists and sculptors including QEST Scholars Patrizia Sascor and Leilah Vyner present “Nourish”, an exhibition reflecting the innate beauty of both the materials and the finished objects on show. The exhibitors have considered how the process of making their work provides nourishment for the soul and how sharing and displaying their art can offer nourishment to others.
Hailing from all over Britain, the makers will be representing the skill, sustainability and creativity that is embodied in their long-term dedication to willow as the medium for their craft. They want their audience not only to enjoy the beauty and form of these woven objects, but to embrace their work as a force for good, providing both nourishment for the wellbeing of everyone who comes into contact with it and for the planet.
Over fifty basketry items will be on show, made predominantly with willow but also with additions of other materials such as hazel, rush and leather. As well as baskets for practical purposes, (of both contemporary and heritage design from different regions), there will be furniture, sculptural baskets and sculptures, (both animal and abstract, for indoor and outdoor display).