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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

Forager’s Basket

– this basket can be used for collecting eggs, foraging in the woods or as a shapely twist on the traditional shopping basket. If the basket gets toppled, the shape is intended to help prevent all the contents falling out.

Width 12″ x 10″ high (approximately 12.5″ tall including the handle)

Width 30 cm x H 25 cm high (approximately 31 cm tall including the handle)


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