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About Clare Revera - Welsh Baskets

Fully qualified Basketmaker and Teacher, specialising in making traditional and contemporary Welsh baskets which are inspired by the colours and materials of the landscape around her. As a Maker’s Guild in Wales selected member, the high standard of Clare's craft skills have been recognised nationally and her work is permanently exhibited at Crafts in the Bay. In 2018 she was commissioned to weave the contemporary Rope Coil basket to introduce the Plant Section for the new Craft Gallery at the National Museum of Wales. She has taught for the Basketmaker’s Association and at the Willow Gathering 2019 in Iowa, delivers City and Guilds accredited training at Level 2 and 3, and considers high quality teaching an extremely important aspect of her work. Clare is a Yeoman Member of the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers.

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Specialised in
Teaching:  Basketmaking for beginners and intermediates, City and Guilds basketmakingLevel 2 and 3. All aspects of willow craft with a particular interest in working with willow as a therapeutic medium.  Full List of courses available on request.


5 Brig-Y-Don Hill
CF32 0PS

National Museum of Wales Gweithdy Commission – Rope Coil Basket

This is a large woven basket (650 mm diameter, 1200 mm height) of contemporary shape, richly textured and coloured, constructed using traditional stake and strand methods and incorporating the contemporary rope coil weave with welsh willow and bands of other plant materials gathered from St Fagan’s and prepared with community members in a hands on therapeutic workshop.  The basket uses 16 different varieties of willow, mostly homegrown in Pembrokeshire and incorporates bands of foraged material – straw lip work, hazel strips, birch twists, moss, rush plaits, day lily cordage, woven willow bark, nettle and junkers grass cordage, clematis and ivy.

This piece was commissioned in June 2018 and introduces the Plant Section of the Gweithdy Gallery at the National Museum of Wales site in St Fagans Cardiff which opened in October 2018.