Long Leaf Shaped Dish With Veins (W126)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Long Leaf Shaped Dish With Veins
Leaf

Made in

Bristol

Date

1999

Description

Cane coiled into a leaf shape and secured with wire.

Materials and techniques

Poeluti cane, tinned copper wire, crimps, coiled and drilled. This basket is made from a fine rattan cane called Poeluti and is coiled using a figure eight stitch. The placing of each coil affects the form of the basket, as does the angle at which the ends of the cane are cut. In order to strengthen the joins the pieces of cane are drilled using a fine bit, and the stitching wire is threaded through and wrapped around once. This reduces the risk of the joint shearing. The pieces of wire used for stitiching are joined with jewellers crimps. At the centre the piece grows very quickly but by the time the edge has been reached each coil can take over 2 hours to stitch.

Dimensions

length:  84cm
width:  25cm
height:  8cm

Object number

W126

Category

References

Amanda Fielding - Interwoven: Objects, Baskets, Forms (1999)
  • Long Leaf Shaped Dish With Veins, Dail Behennah, 1999, Crafts Council Collection: W126. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

    Long Leaf Shaped Dish With Veins, Dail Behennah, 1999, Crafts Council Collection: W126. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

  • Long Leaf Shaped Dish With Veins, Dail Behennah, 1999, Crafts Council Collection: W126. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

    Long Leaf Shaped Dish With Veins, Dail Behennah, 1999, Crafts Council Collection: W126. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

Maker's statement

All these coiled baskets are different. As I work with the material lots of ideas come to me but because the process takes so long I cannot afford to risk ruining what I've already done by trying out something new, so I do it in the next piece. I like to make coiled and grid baskets together as the spontaneity and rhythm of the coiling is a good antidote to the concentration and precision of the grids.