Rosie Farey

Material: Woodwork | Location: North Wales
I am a basket maker. The meditative rhythm of weaving is the essence of my practice. I work predominantly on a small scale using natural materials such as Bulrush and Common Juncus to create fine, decorative and functional baskets. I use simple traditional weaving techniques which I have adapted to suit my style and scale of working.

Each basket is unique. When I begin to make a basket I never quite know what the final shape will be, because the unpredictability of the natural materials means that the final outcome is somewhat dictated by the temperament of the rush.

Having been brought up to value skills and good craftsmanship, I believe that it is important to keep old traditions and techniques alive.