Grid (W125)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Grid

Made in

Bristol

Date

1998

Description

Dish made from lengths of brown willow threaded with bell wire to create a grid effect, with a round body and central opening.

Materials and techniques

'Brown willow, bell wire, peeled, drilled and threaded. This basket comprises a stack of willow grids, carved into to make a bowl. I begin by drawing a cross section of the finished basket on graph paper to determine the profile. This gives the diameters of each of the grid circles which, stacked on top of eachother, make up a bowl. Some of the grids need to be diagonal in order to make the structure stable. In this basket the central portion is diagonal while the outer rim is straight, and although the willow is identical, the inner and outer sections appear to be different colours depending on the density and direction of the grids. Another colour is introduced by peeling the bark off the willow in the central hollow so that the exposed surface is white. Each of the sticks, once drilled and peeled, is threaded onto bell wire which is knotted on the top and bottom of the basket.'

Taken from Purchase Information Sheet.

Dimensions

height:  12.5cm
diameter:  54cm

Object number

W125

Category

References

Amanda Fielding - Interwoven: Objects, Baskets, Forms (1999)

On view

Langley Acadmey, The Arbib Education Trust
  • Grid, Dail Behennah, 1998, Crafts Council Collection: W125. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

  • Grid, Dail Behennah, 1998, Crafts Council Collection: W125. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

Maker's statement

All of these grid baskets are different. As I make each one many other variations occur to me and are jotted down. I want to explore the technique as much as possible and therefore do not wish to repeat any of them.