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.
Amanda Fielding - Interwoven: Objects, Baskets, Forms (1999)
Langley Acadmey, The Arbib Education Trust