West Moss-side Organic Farm and Centre nr Stirling Scotland

Anthea Naylor

Anthea's geese and chicken are full of character. This time of year there are 1,000s of wild pink-footed geese on the fields - so I wonder what they will think of the arrival of some willow impersonators!   (Kate Sankey)


Anthea Naylor is a basketmaker based in East Lothian. She has been working with willow for the last 12 years- making both traditional and contemporary baskets, sculptures and outdoor willow structures. She holds workshops, demonstrations and teaches regularly in Edinburgh and the Lothian region. My recent practice has been based on creating both functional and more abstract animal based objects and at the same time exploring the randomweave techniques of making.  I enjoy stretching the limits of all techniques that I have learned but particularly enjoy the versatility of working with randomweave for sculptural forms.Paper is such a ubiquitous thing that we rarely value it as we should.  It has been around for over 2000 years and plays an extraordinary part in human history. With the modern emphasis on a necessary conservation and recycling of resources, it is more important than ever to appreciate the wonder of it and the environment from which it springs.

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