Maggie Smith

Maggie Smith Willow Exploration 34

I use a wide range of materials, mainly natural, many of which I grow myself, and an ever-widening range of traditional basketry and craft techniques to create my work.

While inspiration comes from both the natural and man-made world it is a compulsion to explore and experiment that truly drives my practice, and feeds my creativity.

Recent work has focused on Willow and through this emphasis on exploration I have discovered new ways to use willow and utilise every part of the material in my work.

With each new piece I learn and this in turn inspires me on to the next.

This piece is one of several inspired by my first harvest of thicker willow bark I had been nurturing.