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.
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
Oval Log Basket
A practical shape for logs & kindling when you want the attractive round shape but long & narrower. Made using two-tone natural brown willow colours.
Length 21″ x Width 16″ x Height 13.5″ (before handle height.)
Length 54 cm x Width 41 cm x Height 34 cm (before handle height.)
Length 24″ x Width 18″ x Height 16.5″ (before handle height.)
Length 61 cm x Width 46 cm x Height 42 cm (before handle height.)