“The New Craftsmen brings together so many top makers who, with a little coordination, can make any design project unique and imaginative. The New Craftsmen are so full of ideas and possibilities on how to use the expertise of their craftspeople and artists. It makes the work of designers and architects a joy and pleasure”. Kit Kemp
Baskets of Britain project by The New Craftsmen celebrated Britain’s distinct basket making heritage. Each basket was rooted in practice and place, echoing local culture and histories, and visually demonstrating the diversity of our tiny island. Collaborating with master basket maker Hilary Burns, 20 different basket makers from all corners of the British Isles – England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland were commissioned to create regionally distinctive baskets. An installation above the bar at The Whitby Hotel, New York, is now a key feature and expression of British craft.
Months of research and development resulted in the installation consisting of 52 baskets in 22 different varieties, resulting in an array of works, exploring different materials and weave structures, from coiled baskets made in the Shetlands to trugs from Sussex.
This booklet celebrates the journey.
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USA/Canada £45.00 (4-10 working days)
ROW £75.00 (5-15 working days)
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