Clare Revera - Welsh Baskets
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.
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
This is the traditional welsh agricultural basket, the design has been handed down through generations. The hoop and first 4 ribs of this basket are made in the winter by attaching them to formas after splitting and shaving willow or hazel rods. When these are completely dry the basket si woven using local materials. These baskets traditionally took a year to make and were used for harvesting, winnowing and storage.