Clare Revera - Welsh Baskets
About Clare Revera - Welsh Baskets
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.