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About John Cowan

John Cowan's baskets are all handmade by John in his small workshop in Lanark using UK-grown willows, hazel, and occasionally rattan when he is reproducing a few traditional basket styles. Most of the willow John uses is unstripped so the natural and varied colours of willow bark, as well as its ephemeral fragrance are features of his baskets. John reproduces traditional basket designs that were once commonplace in agriculture and the fishing industry, but are now used domestically as sturdy log baskets or attractive storage baskets.

Further Info

Specialised in
Traditional UK basket designs
Open to the Public?
Yes, by appointment only
Provides Course / Training
Available for Craft Fairs
Available - please ask about pricing


John Cowan Baskets
ML11 9AA

Covent Garden Sieve

This basket with stout white willows is traditional to UK apple growing regions. This strong basket with a thick rim was used by fruit merchants for apples and was given the name ‘Covent Garden Sieve’ after the famous fruit market – A unique storage basket option for shelving in your kitchen.

Width 17″ x Height 8.5″

Width 43 cm x Height 22 cm


All baskets are handmade by John in his small workshop in Lanark, UK, using only UK-grown willows.