Courses 2018-2019 

Saturday November 17th 2018

10.00am -4.00pm

Gift Baskets 

Make a special basket from willow and rushes to fill for a festive gift

Venue:  St. Edwards Hall Castle Donington

£50.00 deposit £20.00 please contact


Saturday January 12th 2019

10.00am -4.00pm

Hedgerow Baskets

A chance to make a beginners basket from nature’s finest  coloured stems

Venue:  St. Edwards Hall Castle Donington

£50.00 deposit £20.00 please contact

……………………Rush Seating and baskets course COMING SOON………….


Saturday 2nd 3rd February 2019

Hedgerow Basket Making

Derbyshire Eco Centre Wirksworth


Saturday  and Sunday 23rd and 24th February 2019

Hedgerow Basket Making

Attenborough Nature Reserve Nottinghamshire


Sunday 31 March

Masterclass ‘Crealagh’ a celtic wool basket

Derbyshire Eco Centre


Monday 15th April 2019

Obelisks and Plant Climbers for Your Garden

Monday 8th July

Basketmaking in Willow

Stilingfleet York


Wednesday 15th May

Willow Sculpture Herons and Birds

Easton Walled Gardens Grantham

Saturday 23rd June 2019  & 26th October 2019

Basket Making and Willow Sculpture Taster Classes

Saturday 7th and 11th December 2019

Willow Christmas Decorations

The Stickyard Chatsworth House




Events 2019

Saturday and Sunday 22nd and 23rd March

‘Derwentwise’ ..a final celebration Cromford Derbyshire


7th 8th 9th April 2019

British Trade and Craft Fair Harrowgate 



Recent events 

 Events & Exhibitions

November 25th  & 26th  2017

Willow and Basket Making Community Event a celebration of Basket making in the East Midlands

Orchard School Castle Donington DE74 2QR



In collaboration with University of Hertfordshire and support from the Art and Humanities Research Council

link here:


Easter – November 2016

‘New Baroque Horse’ at Renishaw Hall as part of Grand Tour Fringe season two

TGT_Final_Logo  new Renishaw ext. (2 Chrysalis).


9th July -September 5th 2016

  • ‘Hybrids’  National Centre of  Craft and Design Sleaford


30th November 2013 – 11th January 2014

Work selected for:  ‘Midlands Open 2013’  Tarpey Gallery: 77 High Street Castle Donington DE74 2QP 0777 2404293

June  July 2014  December 2015 January 2016

rEvive art  in Erewash  Ilkeston and Long Eaton, Galleries in Empty Shops

Trap Cage

October  2014

Carnival of Monsters Bartons Bus Depot Beaston Nottingham


 July 2014

Yeoman Member of The Worshipful Company of Basketmakers

Skinners Hall London
Skinners Hall London

I would love to hear from you if you wish to collaborate in a project in restoration or historical research in basketwork.  Please get in touch if you would like more information about an educational programme or art installation.