© Created by Brian Pearce
Originally from Dublin and now living in rural Herefordshire I have  been a basketmaker since the early 1990’s, learning my craft mostly in the West of Ireland, but also from expert basketmakers in England and France.  I started out in Textiles, spending a year at the London College of Furniture on a Constructed Textiles course.  It was this course that gave me a passion for making and eventually led me in the direction of willow weaving. Texture is very important in my work.  I am inspired by rugged nature, rocks and trees, but also by the way nature renders even ugly things beautiful.  I prefer to work with ‘unstripped’ willow with its variety of texture and colour and grow a lot of my own willow. Texture is equally important in my textiles, which are mostly inspired by the landscapes of the West of Ireland and the Isles of Scilly
Jenny Pearce
Basketmaker and Textile Designer Maker

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© Created by Brian Pearce
Welcome
Originally from Dublin and now living in rural Herefordshire I have  been a basketmaker since the early 1990’s, learning my craft mostly in the West of Ireland, but also from expert basketmakers in England and France.  I started out in Textiles, spending a year at the London College of Furniture on a Constructed Textiles course.  It was this course that gave me a passion for making and eventually led me in the direction of willow weaving. Texture is very important in my work.  I am inspired by rugged nature, rocks and trees, but also by the way nature renders even ugly things beautiful.  I prefer to work with ‘unstripped’ willow with its variety of texture and colour and grow a lot of my own willow. Texture is equally important in my textiles, which are mostly inspired by the landscapes of the West of Ireland and the Isles of Scilly
Jenny Pearce
Basketmaker and Textile Designer Maker