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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

Round ‘bushels’ log basket

Strong half to 1-&-a-half  bushel log basket of traditional size & shape, once used in agriculture when they used baskets to measure in bushels. This design is surely as old as the hills and it’s a pleasure to continue to make them. This style is woven with the chunky slewed weave texture with a natural darker brown & dark green coloured willows on the sides. This style is also available woven in peeled buff and natural light brown willows.