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MARGARET SMITH

Set of ten baskets
Manufactured by Margaret Smith
Produced for CASAVELLS
England, 2020
Several materials

WILLOW 2
Willow rod, wood, bark, leaves and roots
Measurements: 21 cm x 21 cm x 17h cm (8,26 in x 8,26 in x 6,69h in)

WILLOW 2 EXPLORATION
Willow rod and bark.
Measurements: 16 cm x 7,5 cm x 12h cm

WILLOW WARE COBBLED SHAVES & KNITTED BASKET 2
Willow rod, shaves and bark.
Measurements: 37 cm x 39 cm x 10h cm

WILLOW WARE BARK VESSEL WITH LOOPING
Willow bark
Measurements: 12 cm x 10 cm x 20h cm

WILLOW WARE BARK POUCH WITH KNITTED SIDES
Willow bark
Measurements: 19 cm x 11 cm x 16h cm

WILLOW WARE BARK POUCH WITH COILED SIDES
Willow bark
Measurements: 13 cm x 8 cm x 15h cm

WILLOW WARE BARK POUCH WITH COD
Willow bark
Measurements: 11 cm x 6 cm x 20h cm

WILLOW WARE BARK FROM
Willow bark, roots and wood
Measurements: 24 cm x 23 cm x 12h cm

WILLOW AND BARK FRAME BASKET WITH HANDLES
Willow rod and bark
Measurements: 53 cm x 35 cm x 10h cm

SINFONIA SERIES VIOLIN 1
Yew wood and willow bark
Measurements: 20 cm x 20 cm x 21h cm

Biography
Maggie Smith is a contemporary basket maker based in Northampton, in the UK. Maggie has a willow bed in Essex, where she produces her materials as well as gathering materials from the local countryside. Employing a wide range of traditional basketry techniques, Maggie Smith creates modern interior pieces, including sculptural forms, large vessels, and baskets, some being functional others more decorative. Whilst much of her inspiration comes from the natural world, she enjoys experimenting and exploring materials that feed her creativity and drive her practice forward.
Willow exploration is a series of works which have led Maggie to discover new ways to use and utilize the material. The pieces are created using all parts of plant, from leaf to root. The series consists of one-off pieces constructed by a number of sophisticated basketry techniques combined with Maggie’s desire to uncover new methods and materials.